verb (used without object), stum·bled, stum·bling.
verb (used with object), stum·bled, stum·bling.
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Origin of stumble
OTHER WORDS FROM stumblestumbler, nounstum·bling·ly, adverbun·stum·bling, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for stumble
Naturally, Big Tech’s retrenchment has heightened the debate over whether its leaders are vastly overpriced and long overdue for a steep slide, or simply suffering a temporary stumble.Will tech stocks stumble or slide? What the fundamentals tell us|Shawn Tully|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Jesse Marx and Lisa Halverstadt broke the news of Thompson’s departure and reviewed the list of stumbles that led to it.Morning Report: With Building Folly, City Real Estate Director Out|Voice of San Diego|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A party that cannot make these decisions openly and confidently will stumble in 2016.What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight|James Poulos|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the labor unions and liberal groups that nominally backed Cuomo could not be more thrilled to see him stumble.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I stumble through interviews for my job at NY1, memories flooding back.
Wandering around Tribeca, you may stumble upon a decrepit elevator shaft that's full of curiosities.
Grilled about whether his statements stemmed from racism or jealousy, as he has claimed, Sterling started to stumble.Donald Sterling’s Insane Attempt at Damage Control Fails Miserably|Nina Strochlic|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adams left the problem as he found it, and came north to stumble over others, less picturesque but nearer.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
You stumble, and you cause those whom you guide to stumble.'The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
I am fearful of going away, as we may stumble upon some more of them.Peter Simple|Frederick Marryat
At any moment some servant, rising earlier than his fellows, might stumble upon us, and in his surprise sound the alarm.Captain Macklin|Richard Harding Davis
“The stumble of the governor might be fortunate for more reasons than one,” thought Edward.Antony Waymouth|W.H.G. Kingston