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Definition of Stumble

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.

Stumble Quotations

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Winston Churchill

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Winston Churchill

We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
Mahatma Gandhi

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
William Shakespeare
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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

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