Synonyms for somersault

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A somersault and Sun Wu Kung was standing before the city moat.

With that he turned a somersault and disappeared without a trace.

And with that he turned one somersault after another, so that he flew along like a whirlwind.

But Viggo turned a somersault instead of “Right about” and ran to the house.

Whenever the clown wants to rest, he has to get in the somersault position.

Your abolition government may turn a somersault some fine morning.

When he turned the somersault, he looked at the piece of the ocean's roof.

And—and then you came out, and turned a somersault, and—I wondered why, that was all.

Her knees became as jelly, and her heart seemed to turn a somersault.

The leopard answered the report of the gun by making a somersault to the earth.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Middle French sombresault, from Old Provençal sobresaut, from sobre "over" (from Latin supra "over;" see supra-) + saut "a jump," from Latin saltus, from the root of salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)). Sometimes further corrupted to somerset, etc.

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