Part of speech: verb

To strike the foot against something in walking or running.

Part of speech: verb

To fall ( on or upon) by chance.

Part of speech: noun

A Striking or catching of the foot; trip; false step; blunder.

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Usage examples "stumble":

  1. " There's no fear of Bowker reading the advertisements through, he has far too much literary taste for that, and even if he did, he's not likely to stumble on this one. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. You stumble forward, onward, without noticing the broken nature of the ground. - "Over the Top With the Third Australian Division", G. P. Cuttriss.
  3. I just stumble along as best I can. - "The Return", Walter de la Mare.