Translation of "stumble" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈstʌm·bl/ us /ˈstʌm·bəl/ present participle stumbling, past tense and past participle stumbled

to step badly and almost fall over

Rachel stumbled on the rocks.

(Translation of “stumble” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈstambl/

to strike the foot against something and lose one’s balance, or nearly fall

He stumbled over the edge of the carpet.

to walk unsteadily

avanzar dando tropezones/traspiés
He stumbled along the track in the dark.

to make mistakes, or hesitate in speaking, reading aloud etc

tropezar, atrabancarse; balbucir
He stumbles over his words when speaking in public.
stumbling block noun

a difficulty that prevents progress

tropiezo, escollo
The two clubs have agreed a transfer fee, but the player’s wage demands could be a stumbling block.
stumble across phrasal verb ( stumble on)

to find by chance

tropezar con, encontrar por casualidad
I stumbled across this book today in a shop.

(Translation of “stumble” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)