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English definition of “stumble”

stumble

verb [I] (PAUSE)    /ˈstʌm.bl̩/
C2 to make a mistake, such as repeating something or pausing for too long, while speaking or playing a piece of music: When the poet stumbled over a line in the middle of a poem, someone in the audience corrected him.Ways of speakingMaking mistakes
(Definition of stumble verb (PAUSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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