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
Example sentences from the Web for stumble
The CDA was passed not in the name of censorship but in the name of protecting children from stumbling across sexual material.
In the edited conversation below, Earley, 53, talks of Ernest Hemingway, technical challenges, and stumbling toward the light.
Slayman eased the young man—Matt, from Pennsylvania—out of the car and got him on his stumbling way.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I carried the puppy up the hill, stumbling under the weight.
If I could sum it up in a few choice words, I would, but instead I hem and haw, before stumbling through some rambling rejoinder.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He walked about, stumbling over sticks and stones and stumps, sometimes falling down on soft moss, and again on the hard ground.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
The lowing of cattle and the soft stumbling tread of many unshod feet told him that some one was approaching.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
How I do wish sometimes to give Ritchie a jog, when there is some stumbling-block that he sticks fast at.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
This design reveals a stumbling-block that superficial people fall over.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
At this critical moment feet were heard clattering and stumbling up the stair as if in tremendous haste.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne