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Adjective
Acting in a confused or ineffectual way
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“In the harsh glare of the campaign spotlight a picture of a bumbling Palin emerged that scared more people than it inspired.”
Adjective
Hesitant or uncertain
Verb
To move without the benefit of perfect vision
Verb
Present participle for to deal with something clumsily or nervously, typically making a mistake in the process
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“The police bumble the investigation from the start and, as days go by, the talk show halfwits add to the hysteria.”
Verb
Present participle for to tinker or fiddle with something
“Watching him bumble around with the tea, Lynne was keenly aware of the crease he'd once made in her heart, even if it didn't quite fold along that line anymore.”
Verb
Present participle for to move or act in an awkward or confused manner
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“We bumble around each other like Laurel and Hardy in the gloom, fumbling for a torch we couldn't find.”
Verb
Present participle for to move or vibrate with a buzzing or whirring sound
“Although she didn't care for ordinary bees, watching a fat black and yellow bee bumble past always lifted her mood.”
Verb
Present participle for to speak in a confused or indistinct way
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“Mary listened to me bumble on about how some biographers stop being explorers and start believing they own the country they've been wandering.”
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