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Verb
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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To trip or fall down
“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.”
Noun
Plural for an involuntary slip or fall
“In a catastrophic stumble, he sprawls onto the floor, dragging her down with him.”
Noun
Plural for a mistake, typically unintentional
“This isn't the first time the notorious tabloid has made a stumble while reporting on Garth Brooks.”
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