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See definition of stumbled on Dictionary.com
  • verbslip, stagger
  • verbhappen upon

synonyms for stumbled

  • bumble
  • careen
  • fall
  • fall down
  • falter
  • flounder
  • hesitate
  • limp
  • lumber
  • lurch
  • shuffle
  • swing
  • waver
  • wobble
  • blunder
  • err
  • muddle
  • pitch
  • reel
  • stammer
  • tilt
  • topple
  • totter
  • trip
  • wallow
  • lose balance

antonyms for stumbled

MOST RELEVANT
  • continue
  • correct
  • fix
  • straighten
  • lose
  • overlook
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How to use stumbled in a sentence

A small reminder that we can survive small stumbles and even large problems, but only if we work together.
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM REMINDS US HOW MUCH AMERICANS NEED TO WORK TOGETHERFRED BOWENFEBRUARY 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So whenever I went uphill, I would tread on its bottom and stumble or pull on its neck.
RECREATING HISTORICAL ADVENTURES IN OLD-FASHIONED GEARAILSA ROSSNOVEMBER 12, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Every few weeks we’re reminded, through some kind of stumble or head-scratching contradiction, that this is our first pandemic.
SAN DIEGANS ARE WORRIED, BUT THEY HAVE NOT LOST TRUSTSCOTT LEWIS AND KARA GRANTNOVEMBER 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
We stumbled along, close up, for the thick-piled clouds still hung their light-obscuring banners over the sky.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He walked about in the dark until, all of a sudden, he stumbled into a hole that was filled with dried grass.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Most of us showed signs, I will not say of being rattled, but of having stumbled against a rattlesnake.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He stumbled into the room, from which a heavy smell of perfume swept out upon the landing.
DOPESAX ROHMER
His donkey stumbled—it was natural enough, seeing that the reins hung loose and his feet had somehow left the stirrups.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
They stumbled on, leading the horses, until the first dark hour made progress impossible.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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