Definition of 'stumble'
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They may be stumbled across in almost any open terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also stumbled upon the ridge detail on the ends of his fingers. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)It was another low in a season which has stumbled from one disaster to another. The Sun (2014)Your only stumbling block is the test. The Sun (2015)Funding is also a potential stumbling block. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Tell your mum about what you stumbled across and how worried you are that your dad is going to get hurt. The Sun (2013)You are stumbling in the darkness. Christianity Today (2000)He stumbled on across the dirt. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)But at one moment he stumbles. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Service is also a stumbling block. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The real stumbling block comes when companies push a product as green when it isn't. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's then a short stumble back to your base. Times, Sunday Times (2016)From page one, you know that you have stumbled across a unique voice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I stumbled awkwardly through school discos with her. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Presumably, that is who he is so eager to text when he picks his phone up and stumbles over that step. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I routinely dropped my socks on the very steps that he stumbled up en route to the hospital where he died. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The city ground to a halt in 1977 as lights went out and millions stumbled around in darkness looking for food and candles. The Sun (2006)Around 88,000 appointments were for slips, trips and stumbles. The Sun (2009)Doncaster were widely tipped for automatic promotion but a New Year stumble almost did their chances in. The Sun (2006)It was as if they had come stumbling on to the pitch, bleary-eyed and out of sorts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As she reached the bottom of the steps, surrounded by a phalanx of photographers, tears spilt from her eyes and she almost stumbled. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'stumble'
British English: stumble /ˈstʌmbl/ VERB
If you stumble, you nearly fall while walking or running.
I stumbled sideways before landing flat on my back.
- American English: stumble
- Arabic: يَتَعَثَّرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tropeçar
- Chinese: 蹒跚
- Croatian: spotaknuti se
- Czech: zakopnout
- Danish: snuble
- Dutch: struikelen
- European Spanish: tropezar
- Finnish: kompastua
- French: trébucher
- German: stolpern
- Greek: παραπατώ
- Italian: inciampare
- Japanese: つまずく
- Korean: 걸려 넘어질 뻔하다
- Norwegian: snuble
- Polish: potknąć się
- European Portuguese: tropeçar
- Romanian: a se împiedica
- Russian: спотыкаться
- Spanish: tropezar
- Swedish: snubbla
- Thai: สะดุด
- Turkish: tökezlemek
- Ukrainian: спотикатися
- Vietnamese: vấp
Definition of stumble from the Collins English Dictionary
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