From Longman Thesaurus of Contemporary Englishstumblestum‧ble /ˈstʌmbəl/ ●○○ verb 1 FALLto hit your foot against something or put your foot dvery own awkwardly while you are walking or running, so that you almost fall SYN trip In her hurry, she stumbled and spilled the milk almost everywhere the floor.stumble over/on Vic stumbled over the step as he came in.► view thesaurus at fall2 WALKto walk in an unsteady way and also regularly practically fall SYN staggerstumble in/out/across and so on He stumbled upstairs and right into bed.3 MISTAKEto soptimal or make a mistake when you are reading to world or speakingstumble over/at/via I hope I don’t stumble over any type of of the long words. —stumble noun → stumble on/across/upon something→ See Verb tableExamples from the Corpusstumble• She started to run, stumbling.• As she stumbled along the course, she started to sob.• In her hurry, Eva stumbled and dropped the tray she was transporting.• She stumbled backward, out of selection, yet he stepped toward her and raised his stick aobtain.• One runner stumbled, however was able to regain her balance.• As they stumbled lower one sound climbed approximately satisfy them.• Makid headed in the direction of the house, stumbling on the stormy ground.• They stumble over straightforward words or numbers.• He stumbled over the upturned pot however scrambled back to his feet.• The room was dark, and also Stan virtually dropped over a chair as he stumbled to the phone.• I finiburned the whisessential, then stumbled upstairs and also right into bed. stumble over/on• It emerged as the most effective of the dozen experiments, greatly bereason it stumbled on a various method of doing organization.• Fleischmann and also Pons believed that they had stumbled on one more means - intense pressures gave by the natural make-up of solid palladium.• All tbelow was left to execute wregarding stumble on, duticompletely following the tracks on the ground as they showed up.• Swinton thinks probably she stumbled on Orlanexecute in the institution library.• Then in 1967 he stumbled on the bizarre internecine warfare of the genes that we shall meet in chapter 4.• Once he stumbled on the cobbles.• He stumbled over the curb as he crossed the street.• But Smolan says he stumbled on the concept in 1994 while sharing Thanksproviding dinner with college friends.• He stumbled over the upturned pot however scrambled back to his feet.stumble in/out/across etc• You could stumble throughout a expression or photo that seems feasible, yet in its entirety this faux scrapbook reeks.• And that was really it until I stumble throughout her at the Pierpont Mbody organ Library.• I stumbled throughout one shack, yet was lucky this farmer was easy going.• He heard the President stumble in the bathroom.• He pushed himself earlier up on to his feet aobtain and began to stumble across the sand also to the village.• They had stumbled in upon what was rather clearly nopoint much less than a pagan sacrifice.stumble over/at/through• Miguel acquired the severe giggles as he ran from the auto, stumbling over bricks.• I"ve never seen such disastrous country; it was a constant stumble over grassy hummocks and peat-bogs.• I stumbled over him as soon as he was visiting Ted Yaxlee.• Harrikid stumbled with his speech.• He stumbled over his words as he read his speech from a Teleprompter.• He is a male that stumbles via life going via assorted coincidences and also improbabilities.• I patted the night table down and stumbled over my glasses.• The khthon stumbled over the response.• Interestingly also establishments known for effectively managing with readjust stumble at times over that mistake.Origin stumble (1300-1400) Probably from a Scandinavian language
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