Definitions for stumbleˈstʌm bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stum•bleˈstʌm bəl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling
(v.i.)to strike the foot against something, as in walking or running, so as to stagger or fall.
to walk or go unsteadily.
to make a slip, mistake, or blunder, esp. a sinful one.
to proceed in a hesitating or blundering manner, as in action or speech (often fol. by along).
to discover or meet with accidentally or unexpectedly (usu. fol. by on, upon, or across):
They stumbled on a little village.
(n.)the act of stumbling.
a moral lapse or error.
a slip or blunder.
Origin of stumble:
1275–1325; < ON; akin to stammer
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"
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"
stumble, slip up, trip up(verb)
make an error
"She slipped up and revealed the name"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to almost fall as you are moving
The horse stumbled as the race started.; I stumbled over something in the dark.
to say sth incorrectly as you speak
I was nervous and stumbled a few times.
a fall, trip or substantial misstep
an error or blunder
to trip or fall
He stumbled over a rock.
to make a mistake or have trouble
I always stumble over verbs in Spanish.
to trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step
to walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner
to fall into a crime or an error; to err
to strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against
to cause to stumble or trip
fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall
a trip in walking or running
a blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude
Stumble is Prakash Belawadi's debut film. It won the Indian National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English in 2003. It depicts the new economy, the dot-com bust, stock market scams, mutual funds, and voluntary retirement. The production team intended Stumble to be a film for the middle-class Ananth Nag and Suhasini are in the lead rôles, alongside Priya Ganapati and Allen Mandonca. Belawadi found his cast through the theatre world of Bangalore, and was wholly filmed there. Jesu Domnic and Shyam Nanjundaiah were Editors for this movie. One of the editors Shyam Nanjundaiah also played a small part in the film, appearing alongside Ananth Nag for a brief scene. The movie was featured at the international technical festival, Pragyan at NIT Trichy in January 2006. It was also screened at the Mumbai National Film Festival.
British National Corpus
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Translations for stumble
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to strike the foot against something and lose one's balance, or nearly fall
He stumbled over the edge of the carpet.
- препъвам сеBulgarian
- tropeçarPortuguese (BR)
- ठोकर खाना, ठोकर लगानाHindi
- spotaknuti se, posrnutiCroatian
- 발부리가 걸리다Korean
- užkliūti, sukluptiLithuanian
- aizķerties; pakluptLatvian
- potknąć sięPolish
- a seîmpiedicaRomanian
- spotakniti seSlovenian
- saplesti seSerbian
- snubbla, snavaSwedish
- sendelemek, tökezlemekTurkish
- 絆倒Chinese (Trad.)
- ٹھوکر کھاناUrdu
- sẩy chân, trượt chânVietnamese
- 绊倒Chinese (Simp.)
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