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Dictionary definition for: Stumble

1. (n) an unsteady uneven gait

2. (v) walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the tree root"

5. (v) encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

6. (v) make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name"

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