verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- blumberg's sign,
- blumberg, baruch samuel,
Origin of blunder
Examples from the Web for blunder
I tried a half-dozen other representatives, none who could remedy the blunder, all who cited different reasons for the occurrence.
Above all, this is not the time to blunder into horrendous religious and civil wars with direct and extensive U.S. military force.
The moment seems to be a familiar breed of Internet gaffe when a eager but inept social media staffer makes a blunder.RNC Chair Tweets Picture Of Maryland's Democratic Governor|Ben Jacobs|May 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the South had not made the blunder of disunion, it might well have gotten its way through constitutional means.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As we say in our Untold History of the United States, “it was a blunder of epic proportions.”Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria|Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He takes a terrible pride in his seamanship, and what hurts him most is the knowledge that he was guilty of the blunder.The Mutiny of the Elsinore|Jack London
He knew then that it was time to go, as a wood chopper might blunder upon him at any time.The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
I only wish, though, that we could blunder on to the abominable craft.The Black Bar|George Manville Fenn
That war-chief had learned the situation fully, and there was no danger of his repeating this blunder.In the Pecos Country|Edward Sylvester Ellis (AKA Lieutenant R.H. Jayne)
But even if this is done, it still remains a blunder to substitute the faint and vague idea of a huge ball for direct perception.Outlines of Educational Doctrine|John Frederick Herbart
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for blunder
mid-14c., "to stumble about blindly," from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse blundra "shut one's eyes," from PIE root *bhlendh- (see blind). Meaning "make a stupid mistake" is first recorded 1711. Related: Blundered; blundering.
mid-14c., apparently from blunder (v.), though of about the same age.