Definition of “bumble” - English Dictionary

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“bumble” in British English

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bumbleverb [ I + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈbʌm.bəl/ us /ˈbʌm.bəl/

Examples from literature

  • An enormous trailer-truck combination came bumbling toward them. 
  • Bees bumbled among the flowers and flew past, laden. 
  • The squadron, though, went bumbling upward. 
  • Well, dearie, dearie me, the sight of you is good for tired eyes, Charlotte, she bumbled in her rich, deep old voice. 
  • When the shadow of a branch would cross that slowly lumbering vehicle, the swarm would rise and bumble around distractedly for a moment before settling down again. 

(Definition of “bumble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)