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    stumble

    stumble - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stumble

    Definition
    (noun) an unsteady uneven gait
    Synonyms : lurch , stagger
    Definition
    (noun) an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    Synonyms : misstep , trip , trip-up
    Example Sentence
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep
    Definition
    (verb) walk unsteadily
    Synonyms : bumble , falter
    Example Sentence
    • The drunk man stumbled about
    Definition
    (verb) miss a step and fall or nearly fall
    Synonyms : trip
    Example Sentence
    • She stumbled over the tree root
    Definition
    (verb) encounter by chance
    Synonyms : hit
    Example Sentence
    • I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant
    Definition
    (verb) make an error
    Synonyms : slip up , trip up
    Example Sentence
    • She slipped up and revealed the name
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stumble

stumble:- making a stair fumble(missing a step)

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(Think of STABLE): After drinking, his walk was not STABLE, so missed a step and fell.

STep on a ball(BLE) and fall.

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