If you are unlucky enough to stumble across my path again, though, I shall be less merciful.
"Strange I should stumble across this chap," he mumbled to himself.
The other names we made up from a local directory which we were lucky enough to stumble across in the pavilion.
We can keep trying,” said Pilar, “and hope we stumble across it by accident.
He will not lower nor raise his voice for the sake of the profane and idle who may chance to stumble across his entertainment.
He was the orfulest-lookin' cuss it was ever my fortin' to stumble across.
Some little way up the further shore I stumble across the road again.
I only meant that of course they will stumble across each other in London.
You may stumble across a picturesque piece of human nature that will unsteady your nerves for half a day.
Every now and then, though, they stumble across a real honest-to-goodness thrill, a story that's worth the telling.
c.1300, "to trip or miss one's footing" (physically or morally), probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stumla, Swedish stambla "to stumble"), probably from a variant of the Proto-Germanic base *stam-, source of Old English stamerian "to stammer," German stumm "dumb, silent." Possibly influenced in form by stumpen "to stumble," but the -b- may be purely euphonious. Meaning "to come (upon) by chance" is attested from 1550s. Stumbling-block first recorded 1526, used in Rom. xiv:13 to translate Greek skandalon.
To be arrested; fall (1950s+ Underworld)