English - Vietnamese Dictionary
stumble /'stʌmbl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự vấp, sự sẩy chân, sự trượt chân
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) sự lầm lỡ, sự sai lầm
- nội động từ
- vấp, sẩy chân, trượt chân
- to stumble along: đi lúc lúc lại vấp
- nói vấp váp, nói lỡ
- to stumble in a speech: đọc vấp váp một bài diễn văn
- ngần ngại, lưỡng lực (trước một việc gì)
- tình cờ gặp
- to stumble upon somebody: tình cờ gặp ai
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) lầm lỡ, sai lầm
- ngoại động từ
- làm cho vấp, làm cho sấy chân, làm cho trượt chân
+an unsteady uneven gait
+an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
+miss a step and fall or nearly fall
+encounter by chance
+make an error
Advanced English Dictionary
1 falter, blunder, slip, trip, miss one's footing, stagger, lurch, flounder:
Minnie caught her heel in the grating and stumbled.
2 falter, pause, hesitate, trip, slip, blunder:
He was very nervous and stumbled his way through his speech.
3 stumble on or upon. chance or come or happen on or upon, hit upon, come or run across, find, discover, encounter, Colloq bump into:
I stumbled on a great new pub when I was out on Saturday.
+ verb [V]Collocation Dictionary
1 ~ (over / on sth) to hit your foot against sth while you are walking or running and almost fall: The child stumbled and fell. + I stumbled over a rock.
2 [+adv./prep.] to walk or move in an unsteady way: Max stumbled out of bed sleepily. + We were stumbling around in the dark looking for a candle.
3 ~ (over / through sth) to make a mistake or mistakes and stop while you are speaking, reading to sb or playing music: In her nervousness she stumbled over her words. + I stumbled through the piano piece with difficulty.
Phrasal Verbs: stumble across / on / upon sth/sb to discover sth/sb unexpectedly: Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. + I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel.
stumble into sth to become involved in sth by chance: I stumbled into acting when I left college.
almost, nearly | a little, slightly
She stumbled a little on the uneven path.
He stumbled blindly on through the dark building.
| about, along, around, away, back, backwards, forward, on, out
against, along, down, from, into, out of, over, towards, etc.
They stumbled over the ploughed field.
stumble to your feet
The train stopped, and several passengers stumbled to their feet.
PHRASAL VERBS stumble across/on/upon sth
accidentally, by chance, unwittingly
I stumbled across the place quite by chance.
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