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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

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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
  • scivolare, scivoloneItalian
  • 넘어질 뻔하다Korean
  • kluptLatvian
  • tapepe, tapepa, tūtukiMāori
  • strompelen, struikelenDutch
  • snubleNorwegian
  • tropeçar, tropeçoPortuguese
  • mitk'ayQuechua
  • проступок, оступаться, спотыкание, спотыкаться, ошибатьсяRussian
  • snubblaSwedish
  • 絆倒Chinese

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