Thesaurus > Related Words: stumble

  Words related to stumble

Related / Similar Words: trip, trip-up, misstep, lurch, stagger, slip up, trip up, falter, bumble, hit

 

Definition:
  • 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";
  • an unsteady uneven gait;
  • make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name";
  • miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root";
  • walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about";
  • encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant";

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    Hyponyms: founder

     

    Entailments: walk

     

    Derivational Morphology: slip up, trip up, catch, stagger, flounder, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen, falter, bumble, trip, trip-up, misstep, slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis, bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, tripper

     

     
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