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