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Trip repeatedly as one walks
“But the boy had seen it trip, stumble and fall into the road, to be knocked down and killed by an oncoming tractor.”
To go down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
“… the bride stumbled on the altar steps and landed smack in the arms of the minister.”
To trip or fall
“Carlo shouted, which caused me to stumble momentarily until I realised it was the name of the song.”
Make a mistake or repeated mistakes in speaking
“I stumbled over my mumbled responses, trying to form questions I knew needed asking.”
To move heavily or clumsily
“… the tipsy revelers left the path and wearily stumbled through the tangled undergrowth.”
To make a mistake
“… that network announcer rarely stumbles when he's on the air.”
The act of going down from an upright position suddenly and involuntarily
“… has bones so brittle that a minor stumble could result in a serious break.”
An unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
“… was his hurtful remark a regrettable stumble, or was it made with artful intention?”
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