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Synonyms for stumble
ˈstʌm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurch, stumble, stagger(noun)

    an unsteady uneven gait

    Synonyms:
    stagger, misstep, lurch, lunge, pitch, trip-up, trip, pitching

  2. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep(verb)

    an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

    "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

    Synonyms:
    tripper, misstep, lurch, slip, trip-up, trip, stagger, head trip

  3. stumble, falter, bumble(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

    Synonyms:
    stutter, bollocks up, spoil, bobble, bungle, waver, bollix, mishandle, trip up, falter, screw up, trip, foul up, bodge, flub, bollocks, slip up, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, bumble, hit, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, stammer, muff

  4. stumble, trip(verb)

    miss a step and fall or nearly fall

    "She stumbled over the tree root"

    Synonyms:
    jaunt, slip up, turn on, actuate, trip up, spark off, falter, trip, trigger off, get off, spark, touch off, trip out, trigger, hit, activate, travel, set off, bumble

  5. stumble, hit(verb)

    encounter by chance

    "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

    Synonyms:
    pip, rack up, bump off, tally, shoot, gain, reach, dispatch, trip up, remove, falter, polish off, attain, run into, collide with, impinge on, off, score, slip up, murder, trip, bumble, hit, strike, slay, arrive at, come to, make

  6. stumble, slip up, trip up(verb)

    make an error

    "She slipped up and revealed the name"

    Synonyms:
    slip up, bumble, trip, trip up, hit, catch, falter

Wiktionary

  1. stumble(noun)

    Synonyms:
    fault, boo-boo, gaffe, fluff, thinko, error, mistake, blooper, defect, slip, blunder, lapse, faux pas

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stumble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    trip, miss one's footing, make a false step

  2. stumble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    err, do wrong

  3. stumble(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trip, false step

  4. stumble(n.)

    Synonyms:
    error, blunder, failure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stumble":

    faltering, deadlocked

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How to use stumble in a sentence?

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Blame me not for my failures, for thats natural, but surely do for my achievements thats I rarely stumble upon with no motive whatsoever to achieve!

  2. Charlie Bubear:

    In the current lockdown, many of us will likely be getting around to all those cleaning and DIY jobs people love to put off, but I doubt anyone would have expected to stumble across a bomb that has been quietly sitting in their roof for over a hundred years.

  3. Gertrude Stein:

    Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.

  4. Gloria Gaither:

    We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lost sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Stumble is worse than falling, because stumble is not as instructive as the falling!

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Translations for stumble

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  • zakopnoutCzech
  • snublen, [[begå]] [[fejl]], fejl, fejle, fejltrin, snubleDanish
  • Fehltritt, staksen, Ausrutscher, Patzer, stolpern, Fehler, SchnitzerGerman
  • tropezón, tropezar, desliz, caminar torpemente, torpeza, tropiezoSpanish
  • سکندریPersian
  • moka, kompastus, kompuroida, kompastua, virheFinnish
  • trébucher, faux pas, bourde, chuteFrench
  • tersandungIndonesian
  • scivolare, scivoloneItalian
  • 넘어질 뻔하다Korean
  • kluptLatvian
  • tapepe, tapepa, tūtukiMāori
  • strompelen, struikelenDutch
  • snubleNorwegian
  • tropeçar, tropeçoPortuguese
  • mitk'ayQuechua
  • проступок, оступаться, спотыкание, спотыкаться, ошибатьсяRussian
  • snubblaSwedish
  • สะดุดThai
  • 絆倒Chinese

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