lurch, stumble, stagger(noun)
an unsteady uneven gait
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"
stumble, falter, bumble(verb)
"The drunk man stumbled about"
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
miss a step and fall or nearly fall
"She stumbled over the tree root"
encounter by chance
"I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
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
stumble, slip up, trip up(verb)
make an error
"She slipped up and revealed the name"
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How to use stumble in a sentence?
Stumble is worse than falling, because stumble is not as instructive as the falling!
The myopic policy makers have no endgame. They stumble from one short-term fiscal or monetary stimulus to the next, despite overwhelming evidence that they only produce an ephemeral 'sugar high' and grow unproductive debt that impedes long-term growth, the chickens are now coming home to roost.
We will stumble and get lost, but we need not make a mistake of not retracing our steps.
The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, sir, to put on when you're weary -- or a stool. To stumble over and vex you... curse that stool! Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this... that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps.
Standing tall doesn’t mean straight up – It means you fall-tall, crawl-tall, stumble-tall... until your back-up-tall. All true entrepreneurs, leaders and managers know this.
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- snublen, [[begå]] [[fejl]], fejl, fejle, fejltrin, snubleDanish
- Fehltritt, staksen, Ausrutscher, Patzer, stolpern, Fehler, SchnitzerGerman
- tropezón, tropezar, desliz, caminar torpemente, torpeza, tropiezoSpanish
- moka, kompastus, kompuroida, kompastua, virheFinnish
- trébucher, faux pas, bourde, chuteFrench
- scivolare, scivoloneItalian
- 넘어질 뻔하다Korean
- tapepe, tapepa, tūtukiMāori
- strompelen, struikelenDutch
- tropeçar, tropeçoPortuguese
- проступок, оступаться, спотыкание, спотыкаться, ошибатьсяRussian
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