from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of somersault.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • But it was the response to his Rivonia Trial speech, called throughout the world the I Am Prepared To Die Speech, which kind of somersaulted him and the African National Congress and the need to put an end to apartheid into the world consciousness.

    Remembering Nelson Mandela's Pivotal Moment

  • Kahn apparently also discredited Mandela as a "self-confessed liar and hitman" who had first implicated three UDM members in the killing and then "somersaulted" and implicated the six ANC members.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • While the green car spun harmlessly to a halt, the red machine somersaulted up the sloping bank on the outside of the track, striking the wire fencing before falling back in a heap of disintegration.

    When motor racing was a matter of life and death | Richard Williams

  • Stout concrete walls were knocked down, cars and trucks were jammed into trees, furniture and personal possessions, instantly transformed into useless detritus, were somersaulted down the streets, and tons of mud and sand clogged many of the avenues and alleyways.

    Alamos: Still a boom to bust town, but with everlasting charm

  • She then had a third vivid dream, in which she somersaulted – fatally – from a horse.

    Amy Hardie: Yay! My dream didn't come true

  • The hours pass upon the eastern turn my faith anew while I was interred there, until I somersaulted out of the deep waters.

    42 Mirrors

  • In another video, an empty car somersaulted down a river in Bennington.

    Tropical Storm Irene: Irene Spares Big Cities, But Vermont Sees Huge Floods (LIVE UPDATES, VIDEO)

  • Even as I scuttled away, the cabayo plunged straight into the brush, lost its footing where the bank dropped off, and somersaulted onto its back amid a crackle of stems and branches.

    Fire The Sky

  • He was forty-eight, but he bent over the sack, applied a tentative, shifting grip that balanced it, and, with a quick heave, stood erect, the somersaulted sack of flour on his shoulder.


  • Left, a boy somersaulted at Chennai's Marina beach, Jan. 6, 2010.

    Tourism Grows in India


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.