Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “shamble”

See all translations

shamble

verb [I + adv/prep] uk   /ˈʃæm.bl̩/ us  
to walk slowly and awkwardly, without lifting your feet correctly: Sick patients shambled along the hospital corridors. He was a strange, shambling figure.
Translations of “shamble”
in Spanish andar arrastrando los pies…
in French marcher en traînant les pieds…
in German watscheln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蹣跚而行,拖著腳步走…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蹒跚而行,拖着脚走…
(Definition of shamble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of shamble?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More