HyperDic: stumble

English > 6 senses of the word stumble:
VERBmotionstumble, falter, bumblewalk unsteadily
motionstumble, tripmiss a step and fall or nearly fall
possessionstumble, hitencounter by chance
cognitionstumble, slip up, trip upmake an error
NOUNactstumble, lurch, staggeran unsteady uneven gait
actstumble, trip, trip-up, misstepan unintentional but embarrassing blunder
stumble > pronunciation
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English > stumble: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningAn unsteady uneven gait.
Synonymslurch, stagger
BroadergaitA person's manner of walking
Spanishbamboleo, bandazo, tambaleo, titubeo, tropiezo
Catalantentineig, tentines, titubar, titubejar
Verbsstumblewalk unsteadily
English > stumble: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningAn unintentional but embarrassing blunder.
Synonymstrip, trip-up, misstep
Broaderblunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-booAn embarrassing mistake
Spanishdesliz, paso en falso, traspié, trompicón, tropezón, tropiezo
Catalanensopegada, entrebancada
Verbsstumblemake an error
English > stumble: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningwalk unsteadily.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The drunk man stumbled about"
Synonymsfalter, bumble
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishtitubear, trastabillar, tropezar
Catalanensopegar, entrebancar-se
Nounsstumblean unsteady uneven gait
English > stumble: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningmiss a step and fall or nearly fall.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue stumble
Example"She stumbled over the tree root"
EntailswalkUse one's feet to advance
Caused bytrip, trip upCause to stumble / stumble
Narrowerfounderstumble and nearly fall
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Nounsstumblera walker or runner who trips and almost falls
English > stumble: 6 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningencounter by chance.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"
Broadercome by, come intoObtain, especially accidentally
Spanishdar con, encontrarse, tropezar con, tropezar
Catalancreuar-se, encertar, ensopegar, trobar
English > stumble: 6 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningmake an error.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsslip up, trip up
Broadererr, mistake, slipTo make a mistake or be incorrect
Spanishcolarse, cometer un error, equivocarse, meter la pata
Nounsstumblean unintentional but embarrassing blunder
stumblersomeone who makes mistakes because of incompetence

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