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blundering


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blunder  \Blun"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blundering}.]  [OE.  blunderen,  blondren  to  stir, 
  confuse,  blunder;  perh.  allied  to  blend  to  mix,  to  confound 
  by  mixture.] 
  1.  To  make  a  gross  error  or  mistake;  as  to  blunder  in 
  writing  or  preparing  a  medical  prescription.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  move  in  an  awkward,  clumsy  manner;  to  flounder  and 
  stumble. 
 
  I  was  never  distinguished  for  address,  and  have 
  often  even  blundered  in  making  my  bow.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Yet  knows  not  how  to  find  the  uncertain  place  And 
  blunders  on  and  staggers  every  pace.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  blunder  on}. 
  a  To  continue  blundering. 
  b  To  find  or  reach  as  if  by  an  accident  involving  more 
  or  less  stupidity,  --  applied  to  something  desirable; 
  as  to  blunder  on  a  useful  discovery. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blundering  \Blun"der*ing\,  a. 
  Characterized  by  blunders. 




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