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Definition 1: an unsteady uneven gait - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) a person's manner of walking

Definition 2: an unintentional but embarrassing blunder - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) an embarrassing mistake

Definition 3: make an error - [verb of cognition]

Samples where stumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She slipped up and revealed the name

Synonyms for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) to make a mistake or be incorrect

Definition 4: miss a step and fall or nearly fall - [verb of motion]

Samples where stumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She stumbled over the tree root

Synonyms for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of stumble ) stumble and nearly fall

"the horses foundered"

(stumble implies ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 5: walk unsteadily - [verb of motion]

Samples where stumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drunk man stumbled about

Synonyms for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 6: encounter by chance - [verb of possession]

Samples where stumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant

Synonyms for stumble in the sense of this definition

(stumble is a kind of ...) obtain, especially accidentally

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