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Past tense for to move clumsily while regularly losing one's balance
“They would stumble about drunkenly, falling down steps and over chairs and tables, but remaining perfectly cheerful.”
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Past tense for to trip or fall down
“She pushed him aside, making him stumble to the floor.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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) Past tense for 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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