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Another word for stumble

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Verb
  1. To catch the foot against something and lose one's balance

  2. To walk unsteadily

      1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
      2. To tremble or quaver:
      3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
      1. To make (cloth) by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom.
      2. To interlace (threads, for example) into cloth.
      3. To construct by interlacing or interweaving strips or strands of material:
      1. To sway as if about to fall.
      2. To appear about to collapse:
      3. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
      1. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
      2. To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
      3. To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
      1. To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
      2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
      3. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
      1. A device, such as a cylinder, spool, or frame, that turns on an axis and is used for winding and storing rope, tape, film, or other flexible materials.
      2. A cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod to let out or wind up the line.
      3. The quantity of wire, film, or other material wound on one reel.
      1. To make an abrupt sudden movement:
      2. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
      3. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
      1. To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver:
      2. To speak hesitatingly; stammer:
      3. To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
    See also:

    move

  3. To move awkwardly or clumsily

  4. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

      1. To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
      2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
      3. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
      1. To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
      2. To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.
      3. To shift from position to position or move from place to place:
      1. To mix together, especially confusedly:
      2. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
      3. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
      1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
      2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily:
      3. An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
      1. To touch or handle nervously or idly:
      2. To grope awkwardly to find or to accomplish something:
      3. To proceed awkwardly and uncertainly; blunder:
      1. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
      2. Nonsense; humbug.
      3. To fake or falsify:
      1. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
      2. To act or function in a confused or directionless manner; struggle:
      3. The act of floundering.
      1. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
      2. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
      3. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
      1. To speak in a faltering manner.
      2. To move, act, or proceed clumsily.
      3. To make a buzzing sound.
      1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
      2. To make a mistake.
      3. To move clumsily or haltingly.
    See also:

    thrive

  5. To make an error or mistake

    See also:

    correct

Noun
  1. A stupid, clumsy mistake

    See also:

    correct

Another word for stumble

Verb
  1. To move in a stumbling manner

      1. To be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence; waver:
      2. To speak hesitatingly; stammer:
      3. To move unsteadily or haltingly; stumble:
      1. To make an abrupt sudden movement:
      2. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
      3. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
      1. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
      2. To act or function in a confused or directionless manner; struggle:
      3. The act of floundering.
      1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
      2. To make a mistake.
      3. To move clumsily or haltingly.
    See also:

    waver

  2. To trip

      1. To push or knock over:
      2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
      3. To defeat, as in a contest:
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
    See also:

    trip

    fall