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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:

    faltering, deadlocked

How to pronounce stumble?

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How to say stumble in sign language?

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How to use stumble in a sentence?

  1. Londoner Haye:

    In the end, what 20,000 fans inside London's O2 Arena witnessed was me giving 100 percent effort but performing way below world level, for my fans, it must have been like going to support their favorite thoroughbred racehorse at the Grand National, only to see their stallion stumble out the gates like a sedated mule at the Donkey Derby.

  2. Andy Lipow:

    The IEA report is tempering any price rise that we might see from Tropical Storm Barry because the market continues to stumble under the weight of slowing economic growth.

  3. Thomas Merton:

    We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.

  4. Roger Smith:

    You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    John Bolton's views on Iran are well known, if President Trump does not wish to stumble into a new and devastating military conflict, I hope that President Trump will listen to the counsel of other advisers and seek to reduce tensions.


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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