verb (used without object), sham·bled, sham·bling.
Origin of shamble2
Examples from the Web for shambled
In an instant he dropped upon all fours again, drew the skin over him and shambled away.Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories|Florence Finch Kelly
Another coin whistled down to the porter, who, picking it up, shambled off with a last oath of warning to his enemy.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
With that he shambled out of the room, letting the handle of the door slip so that it banged noisily behind him.The Far Horizon|Lucas Malet
He shambled forward on his great feet and shyly extended his mighty hands.Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch|Evelyn Raymond
An hour later Cripplestraw shambled again into the passage, on the same errand.The Trumpet-Major|Thomas Hardy
Word Origin for shamble
"to walk with a shuffling gait, walk awkwardly and unsteadily," 1680s, from an adjective meaning "ungainly, awkward" (c.1600), from shamble (n.) "table, bench" (see shambles), perhaps on the notion of the splayed legs of bench, or the way a worker sits astride it. Cf. French bancal "bow-legged, wobbly" (of furniture), properly "bench-legged," from banc "bench." The noun meaning "a shambling gait" is from 1828. Related: Shambled; shambling.