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stumble

US [ˈstʌmb(ə)l]
UK ['stʌmb(ə)l]
  • n.绊倒;失足;失误;失败
  • v.绊脚;跌跌撞撞地走;蹒跚而行;演奏
  • Web犯错误;跌倒;绊跌
Simple Present:stumbles  Present Participle:stumbling  Past Tense:stumbled  
stumble
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v.
1.
[i]
绊脚to hit your foot against sth while you are walking or running and almost fall
The child stumbled and fell.
孩子绊了一下,摔倒了。
I stumbled over a rock.
我在石头上绊了一下。
2.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
跌跌撞撞地走;蹒跚而行to walk or move in an unsteady way
We were stumbling around in the dark looking for a candle.
黑暗中,我们东跌西撞地找蜡烛。
3.
[i]
~ (over/through sth)
(不顺畅地)说,读,演奏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.
她因紧张说话结结巴巴的。
I stumbled through the piano piece with difficulty.
我断断续续地好不容易弹完了那支钢琴曲。

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