Definition of stumble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstʌmbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌmbl//
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  1. 1(informal) a problem or temporary failure when you are on the way to achieving something There were good reasons for the team's first-round stumble against Los Angeles…
  2. 2an act of falling or almost falling, especially because you hit your foot against something After a slight stumble backwards, he regained his balance.
  3. 3a mistake that causes you to stop when you are reading, speaking or playing music verbal stumbles