Synonyms of stumble


1. lurch, stumble, stagger, gait

usage: an unsteady uneven gait

2. trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo

usage: 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"


1. stumble, falter, bumble, walk

usage: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"

2. stumble, trip, move

usage: miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"

3. stumble, hit, come by, come into

usage: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

4. stumble, slip up, trip up, err, mistake, slip

usage: make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name"

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Definition and meaning of stumble (Dictionary)