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Definition of shamble verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shamble

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmbl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shamble
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmbl//
 
he / she / it shambles
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmblz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmblz//
 
past simple shambled
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmbld//
 
past participle shambled
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmbld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmbld//
 
-ing form shambling
BrE BrE//ˈʃæmblɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃæmblɪŋ//
 
Lazy
 
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[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to walk in an awkward or lazy way, dragging your feet along the ground The old porter shambled along behind her. He shambled off into the house. a shambling gait She shambled off towards the stairs. See related entries: Lazy Word Origin late 16th cent.: probably from dialect shamble ‘ungainly’, perhaps from the phrase shamble legs, with reference to the legs of trestle tables (such as would be used in a meat market: see shambles).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shamble