verb (used without object), stum·bled, stum·bling.
verb (used with object), stum·bled, stum·bling.
Words nearby stumble
Origin of stumble
OTHER WORDS FROM stumblestum·bler, nounstum·bling·ly, adverbun·stum·bling, adjective
Examples from the Web for stumbled
He stumbled a bit in his reelection bid, but the minority leader won Tuesday and then took control of the Senate.
I told them when I stumbled up on that beach in a little while to never forget that WE did this.
NBC stumbled onto a monster of a television show when it gave the green light to Friends in 1994.
In the morning I stumbled down the staircase and choked down a chunky breakfast smoothie.
The day after the assault, ISAF announced that forces had stumbled upon the dead women after a firefight with insurgents.Obama's Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International|Nico Hines, Sami Yousafzai|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He stumbled going out and lost his balance so that the door crashed to behind him, violently.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
Confused and feeling guilty, he stumbled over to it and answered the call in a cracked, sleepy voice.Beginners Luck|Emily Hahn
I went in first, and stumbled down a couple of steps, nearly falling on my face.Manco, the Peruvian Chief|W.H.G. Kingston
The needlewoman was delighted that she stumbled more than usual.The Grandee|Armando Palacio Valds
He stumbled to the sail; but his fingers were all thumbs, and he could not untie the halyard.Down The River|Oliver Optic