Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of somersault.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of somersault.

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Examples

  • And the only thing he can do is two somersaults which is something I probably could have taught him myself if I'd put the bag of chips down and get on the floor and play with the kid.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • "It was actually really good padding, for any kind of somersaults or kicks to the head.

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  • It's tough to succeed when critics can easily win over the public by casting doubt on Adams 'motives, when outside groups consider changing their plans for fear of being pulled into a scandal and where other political leaders practically do somersaults in order not to be photographed with Portland's mayor.

    Ask Sam Adams To Resign

  • There was a long pause on the other end of the phone, and my heart did terrible little somersaults in my chest.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Theo was doing somersaults on the bed and the thump and bounce sank her to her knees.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • A spear of manchego, chorizo and a dot of quince paste coated in pistachio crumbs has the tongue doing somersaults with its sweet, salty and spicy notes.

    Tom Sietsema on Estadio: The reign of Spain continues in Washington with a welcome newcomer

  • Lucy and I sat on the bank for awhile, watching her older cousins doing somersaults and tandem swings and generally acting crazy.

    Clovers in her hair

  • It does indeed carry the whiff of desperation, suggesting an administration doing somersaults to avoid another public failure.

    Credit to Obama for sticking with the Middle East. But it's gone very wrong

  • Do not attempt or allow somersaults because landing on the head or neck can cause paralysis ..

    Jump at your own risk: Trampoline safety measures not so safe

  • The flagpoles in the square bent, people toppled over, and the priests did somersaults with their robes and adornments flapping around their necks.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

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