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adjective as in ramshackle

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In another scene from the Schwartzman shoot, Sternberg instructed his subject to tumble down a rusty flight of stairs.

He could hardly walk up the rickety front steps of the old tumble-down house, and his thirteen-year-old son had to help him.

The third skulker took advantage of the cessation of firing to tumble down from his perch and fly for his life.

I hope you will appreciate my devotion; in a tumble-down old house, near the ramparts.

I didn't exactly tumble down the entire sheer height in a single fall; if I had I shouldn't be here to tell you.

Pullen, he says as there's a tumble-down lime-kiln in that hollow.


On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tumble-down, such as: battered, broken-down, creaky, dilapidated, feeble, and flimsy.

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