Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stumble

2 senses of stumble

Sense 1
lurch, stumble, stagger -- (an unsteady uneven gait)
       => gait -- (a person's manner of walking)

Sense 2
trip, trip-up, stumble, misstep -- (an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep")
       => blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo -- (an embarrassing mistake)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stumble

4 senses of stumble

Sense 1
stumble, falter, bumble -- (walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 2
stumble, trip -- (miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 3
stumble, hit -- (encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant")
       => come by, come into -- (obtain, especially accidentally)

Sense 4
stumble, slip up, trip up -- (make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name")
       => err, mistake, slip -- (to make a mistake or be incorrect)

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