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 stumblestum·bler, nounstum·bling·ly, adverbun·stum·bling, adjective
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One day, he stumbles across a mysterious orb whose very existence threatens the future of the universe.The Next Han Solo: Chris Pratt on His Star-Making Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’|Marlow Stern|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She stumbles over to the bathroom and points to the bathtub.‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute|Marlow Stern|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carlos Sanchez stumbles in with his buddy, Pablo, singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’|Maya Van Wagenen|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cohle seems to have blind luck behind him as he stumbles into one obvious clue after another.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lucy Ellman fantasizes about a world without electricity, yet she stumbles upon her own rebutall.
If one looks up too much at the clouds one stumbles against rough stones sometimes.Esther|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Do you think that Bellido Dolfos will be discouraged because he stumbles at the beginning of a journey?The Cid Campeador|Antonio de Trueba
For even now his son Polyphemus stumbles a bruised and sightless way among his native hills.The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
He stumbles at the first premise, and lies sprawling at the very threshold of the argument.The Gentle Reader|Samuel McChord Crothers
She sets her foot upon a man's hand, leaps, stumbles on his body to a fall: Christian dead lies under her embrace.The Unknown Sea|Clemence Housman