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Stumble vs. Tumble

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  • Stumble (noun)

    A fall, trip or substantial misstep.

  • Stumble (noun)

    An error or blunder.

  • Stumble (noun)

    A clumsy walk.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.

    "He stumbled over a rock."

  • Stumble (verb)

    To make a mistake or have trouble.

    "I always stumble over verbs in Spanish."

  • Stumble (verb)

    To cause to stumble or trip.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To mislead; to confound; to cause to err or to fall.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.

  • Tumble (noun)

    A fall, especially end over end.

    "I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth."

  • Tumble (noun)

    A disorderly heap.

  • Tumble (noun)

    An act of sexual intercourse.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To fall end over end; to roll.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To roll over and over.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To drop rapidly.

    "Share prices tumbled after the revelation about the company's impending failure."

  • Tumble (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.

    "to tumble a bed"

  • Tumble (verb)

    To suddenly realise, to get wind of.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To obscure the audit trail of funds by means of a tumbler.

Wiktionary
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  • Stumble (verb)

    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.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To fall into a crime or an error; to err.

  • Stumble (verb)

    To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; - with on, upon, or against.

  • Stumble

    To cause to stumble or trip.

  • Stumble

    Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.

  • Stumble (noun)

    A trip in walking or running.

  • Stumble (noun)

    A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person in pain tumbles and tosses.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold.

  • Tumble (verb)

    To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat.

  • Tumble

    To turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; - sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers.

  • Tumble

    To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed.

  • Tumble (noun)

    Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Stumble (noun)

    an unsteady uneven gait

  • Stumble (noun)

    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"

  • Stumble (verb)

    walk unsteadily;

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

  • Stumble (verb)

    miss a step and fall or nearly fall;

    "She stumbled over the tree root"

  • Stumble (verb)

    encounter by chance;

    "I stumbled across a long-lost cousin last night in a restaurant"

  • Stumble (verb)

    make an error;

    "She slipped up and revealed the name"

  • Tumble (noun)

    an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

  • Tumble (noun)

    a sudden drop from an upright position;

    "he had a nasty spill on the ice"

  • Tumble (verb)

    fall down, as if collapsing;

    "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

  • Tumble (verb)

    cause to topple or tumble by pushing

  • Tumble (verb)

    roll over and over, back and forth

  • Tumble (verb)

    fly around;

    "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"

    "rising smoke whirled in the air"

  • Tumble (verb)

    fall apart;

    "the building crimbled after the explosion"

    "Negociations broke down"

  • Tumble (verb)

    throw together in a confused mass;

    "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"

  • Tumble (verb)

    understand, usually after some initial difficulty;

    "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

  • Tumble (verb)

    fall suddenly and sharply;

    "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"

  • Tumble (verb)

    put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying;

    "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"

  • Tumble (verb)

    suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

  • Tumble (verb)

    do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

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