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  Definition of stumble
  1. 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"
  2. an unsteady uneven gait
  3. make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name"
  4. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"
  5. walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
  6. encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
Similar Words: trip, trip-up, misstep, lurch, stagger, slip up, trip up, falter, bumble, hit

 

Hyponyms: founder

 

Entailments: walk

 

Derivational Morphology: slip up, trip up, catch, stagger, flounder, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen, falter, bumble, trip, trip-up, misstep, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, tripper

 

 
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