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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How to use stumble in a sentence
The closest thing Rutgers has to a bad loss is a stumble at Michigan State.NCAA tournament bracketology: After 30 years, Rutgers will get its chance at March Madness|Patrick Stevens|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
The metrics love Illinois, but it is a 9-5 team with a few stumbles at home.NCAA tournament bracketology: The bubble might be worse than ever this year. No, really.|Patrick Stevens|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Leaders in California and elsewhere have made similar stumbles.
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
At 5:00 a.m. the clubs get going properly; the Forbes stumble down from their loggias, grinning and swaying tipsily.
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.
At the end of the fourth season premiere, Arya and The Hound stumble upon a tavern in the woods.
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
And very many of them shall stumble and fall, and shall be broken in pieces, and shall be snared, and taken.
And he shall turn his face to the empire of his own land, and he shall stumble, and fall, ans shall not be found.
I feel feverish: my feet drag heavily, and I stumble against the railing.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
These four years through which I may—must stumble along with my hands tied, are a fair example.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton