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Definitions of stumble

  1. To trip in walking; to strike the foot against something; to fall into crime or error; to light on by chance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cause to trip or stop: to puzzle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To trip or fall in walking; to walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner; to fall into error or crime; to come upon something by chance: with on, upon, or against. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To strike the feet against something: to trip in walking: (fol. by upon) to light on by chance: to slide into crime or error. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To trip in walking; light on by chance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To strike the foot against something in walking or running. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To fall (on or upon) by chance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. walk unsteadily Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To cause to trip or stop; to puzzle; to perplex. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To make a false step; to strike the foot against an obstacle in walking; to slide into crime or error; to light on by chance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. an unsteady uneven gait Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To fall into a crime or an error; to err. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To cause to stumble or trip. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. A trip in walking or running. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. A trip in walking or running; failure or blunder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Stumbler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A Striking or catching of the foot; trip; false step; blunder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Stumblingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for stumble

  1. Zat donk', signorina, he go all day and never one little stumble – Jerry by Jean Webster
  2. " There's no fear of Bowker reading the advertisements through, he has far too much literary taste for that, and even if he did, he's not likely to stumble on this one. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
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