Also, stumble on. Find by chance, discover or meet with unexpectedly. For example, When we were hiking up the mountain we stumbled across a few abandoned shepherd's huts, or At the flea market Alfred stumbled on a quite valuable old lithograph. This idiom uses stumble in the sense of “accidentally trip.” [Mid-1500s]
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In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
“This is a federal mandate that is causing some real problems for schools across the country,” Kline told a CBS affiliate in July.
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Specimens were easily collected in a mist net placed across the opening.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His head fell back limp on MacRae's arm, and the rest of the message went with the game old Dutchman across the big divide.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair