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stumble


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stumble  \Stum"ble\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stumbled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Stumbling}.]  [OE.  stumblen,  stomblen  freq.  of  a  word 
  akin  to  E.  stammer.  See  {Stammer}.] 
  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. 
 
  There  stumble  steeds  strong  and  down  go  all 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  way  of  the  wicked  is  as  darkness:  they  know  at 
  what  they  stumble.  --Prov.  iv 
  19. 
 
  2.  To  walk  in  an  unsteady  or  clumsy  manner. 
 
  He  stumbled  up  the  dark  avenue.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  To  fall  into  a  crime  or  an  error;  to  err. 
 
  He  that  loveth  his  brother  abideth  in  the  light,  and 
  there  is  none  occasion  og  stumbling  in  him  --1  John 
  ii  10. 
 
  4.  To  strike  or  happen  (upon  a  person  or  thing)  without 
  design;  to  fall  or  light  by  chance;  --  with  on  upon  or 
  against. 
 
  Ovid  stumbled,  by  some  inadvertency,  upon  Livia  in  a 
  bath.  --Dryden. 
 
  Forth  as  she  waddled  in  the  brake,  A  gray  goose 
  stumbled  on  a  snake.  --C.  Smart. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stumble  \Stum"ble\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  stumble  or  trip. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  mislead;  to  confound;  to  perplex;  to  cause  to  err 
  or  to  fall. 
 
  False  and  dazzling  fires  to  stumble  men.  --Milton. 
 
  One  thing  more  stumbles  me  in  the  very  foundation  of 
  this  hypothesis.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stumble  \Stum"ble\,  n. 
  1.  A  trip  in  walking  or  running. 
 
  2.  A  blunder;  a  failure;  a  fall  from  rectitude. 
 
  One  stumble  is  enough  to  deface  the  character  of  an 
  honorable  life.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stumble 
  n  1:  an  unsteady  uneven  gait  [syn:  {lurch},  {stagger}] 
  2:  an  unintentional  but  embarrassing  blunder;  "he  recited  the 
  whole  poem  without  a  single  trip";  "confusion  caused  his 
  unfortunate  misstep"  [syn:  {trip},  {misstep}] 
  v  1:  walk  unsteadily  [syn:  {falter},  {bumble}] 
  2:  miss  a  step  and  fall  or  nearly  fall:  "She  stumbled  over  the 
  tree  root."  [syn:  {trip}] 
  3:  encounter  by  chance;  "I  stumbled  across  a  long-lost  cousin 
  last  night  in  a  restaurant"  [syn:  {hit}] 
  4:  make  an  error  [syn:  {blunder},  {slip  up},  {trip  up}] 




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