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To move clumsily while regularly losing one's balance
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“They would stumble about drunkenly, falling down steps and over chairs and tables, but remaining perfectly cheerful.”
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To trip or fall down
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“She pushed him aside, making him stumble to the floor.”
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To move ploddingly with heavy steps
“I'm using my home gym when a gaggle of nasally, screechy drunk college kids stumble loudly past my house.”
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To commit a mistake or error
“Living deep in the past can cause you to stumble while trying to become a better person.”
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To speak stammeringly or with indecision
“I stumble over my mumbled responses, trying to form questions I knew needed asking.”
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(stumble on/upon) To discover something, especially by chance
“I've actually done it many times when I stumble upon someone who is a horrible scoundrel, and I feel they need a jolt to straighten them out.”
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To pause in indecision before doing something
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To add (something) up incorrectly, make a wrong calculation of (an amount etc.
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To make a mistake, especially by being temporarily inattentive or tired
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To enter or interrupt suddenly and without invitation
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Speak in a confused or indistinct way
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To take place or do something by accident or without intending to
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To confound or perplex someone
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To come into forceful contact with something
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An involuntary slip or fall
“In a catastrophic stumble, he sprawls onto the floor, dragging her down with him.”
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A mistake, typically unintentional
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“This isn't the first time the notorious tabloid has made a stumble while reporting on Garth Brooks.”
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The act of one who stammers
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The state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective,
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A thumping noise
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An uneven walk or progress
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