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stumble



I - noun
1. an unsteady uneven gait
Syn:
lurch, stagger
Derivationally related forms:
stagger (for: stagger), lurch (for: lurch)
Hypernyms:
gait
2. an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
- he recited the whole poem without a single trip
- he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
- confusion caused his unfortunate misstep
Syn:
trip, trip-up, misstep
Derivationally related forms:
trip up (for: trip-up)
Hypernyms:
blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall,
foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo

II - verb
1. walk unsteadily (Freq. 11)
- The drunk man stumbled about
Syn:
falter, bumble
Hypernyms:
walk
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
2. miss a step and fall or nearly fall (Freq. 9)
- She stumbled over the tree root
Syn:
trip
Derivationally related forms:
trip (for: trip), tripper (for: trip), stumbler
Hypernyms:
move
Hyponyms:
founder
Entailment:
walk
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- Sam and Sue stumble
3. encounter by chance (Freq. 2)
- I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant
Syn:
hit
Hypernyms:
come by, come into
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
4. make an error
- She slipped up and revealed the name
Syn:
slip up, trip up
Derivationally related forms:
trip-up (for: trip up), slip-up (for: slip up), stumbler
Hypernyms:
err, mistake, slip
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

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