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bum·ble1

bumble1

 
pronunciation:
buhm bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bumbled, bumbles, bumbling
definition: to act or speak clumsily or blunderingly.
He bumbled around the kitchen in the dark.She bumbled here and there during her speech.
similar words:
blunder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to spoil or do badly because of clumsiness; botch.
I bumbled the experiment, and now I have to do it over.
similar words:
botch
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derivation: bumbling (adj.)