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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stum·ble /ˈstʌmbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stum·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stumbled p. pr. & vb. n. Stumbling ]
 1. To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step.
    There stumble steeds strong and down go all.   --Chaucer.
    The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know at what they stumble.   --Prov. iv. 19.
 2. To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.
    He stumbled up the dark avenue.   --Sir W. Scott.
 3. To fall into a crime or an error; to err.
    He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion og stumbling in him.   --1 John ii. 10.
 4. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; -- with on, upon, or against.
    Ovid stumbled, by some inadvertency, upon Livia in a bath.   --Dryden.
 Forth as she waddled in the brake,
 A gray goose stumbled on a snake.   --C. Smart.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stum·ble, v. t.
 1. To cause to stumble or trip.
 2. Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.
    False and dazzling fires to stumble men.   --Milton.
    One thing more stumbles me in the very foundation of this hypothesis.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stum·ble, n.
 1. A trip in walking or running.
 2. A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.
    One stumble is enough to deface the character of an honorable life.   --L'Estrange.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an unsteady uneven gait [syn: lurch, stagger]
      2: 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" [syn: trip, trip-up, misstep]
      v 1: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about" [syn: falter,
      2: miss a step and fall or nearly fall; "She stumbled over the
         tree root" [syn: trip]
      3: encounter by chance; "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin
         last night in a restaurant" [syn: hit]
      4: make an error; "She slipped up and revealed the name" [syn:
         slip up, trip up]