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Synonyms for stumble

trip

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stumble across or on or upon something or someone

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to catch the foot against something and lose one's balance

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to move awkwardly or clumsily

to proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

to make an error or mistake

stumble on: to find or meet by chance

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an unsteady uneven gait

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an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

walk unsteadily

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miss a step and fall or nearly fall

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encounter by chance

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make an error

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Adam Bonner's persistent stammer throughout the film--"Ladies and Juttlemen of the Jerry," he stumblingly begins his final summation--is perhaps an anticipation of this affective in-betweenness, a stammering we should note "not in order to get back to a prelinguistic pseudo-reality," but an attempt to make his character, like language, "flow between [the] dualisms" within which it is socially and sexually bound (Deleuze Dialogues 34; compare also "He Stuttered").
This happens because the unaccented syllables of the line, the unheard "one must" which echoes half heard from the first line, open up an entirely unmetrical pause between the first and second syllables, so that the poet tends to thump stumblingly on both have and been, only righting his balance and holding himself poised on the word cold for a second long pause.
Yet this time an end really was in sight, because Hamas was moving--slowly and stumblingly, but visibly--toward accepting what most Palestinians want: A two-state solution, with each side affirming the legitimate existence of the other.
Brought on to give the national team a touch more enterprise down the left, he was so stumblingly inept that it was possible to believe he'd been introduced to assist the opposition.