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Definition of Stumble


  1. 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.
  2. To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.
  3. To fall into a crime or an error; to err.
  4. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against.
  5. To cause to stumble or trip.
  6. Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.
  7. A trip in walking or running.
  8. A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.
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Stumble Translations

stumble in Dutch is struikelen
stumble in German is stolpern, stolpern, stolpere
stumble in Italian is incespicare
stumble in Norwegian is snuble
stumble in Spanish is tropiezo, topetar
stumble in Swedish is snubbla, snava, stappla