ˈstumble on sb/sth

phrasal verb
to find something or meet someone by accident

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • stumble — verb (I) 1 to hit your foot against something or put your foot down awkwardly while you are walking or running, so that you almost fall: In her hurry she stumbled and spilled the milk all over the floor. (+ over/on): Vic stumbled over the step as …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stumble — [ˈstʌmb(ə)l] verb [I] 1) to fall, or almost fall, while you are walking or running Derek stumbled over a fallen tree.[/ex] 2) to make a mistake when you are speaking • stumble across sb/sth …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stumble across something — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble on something — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble upon something — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble across somebody — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble on somebody — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble upon somebody — ˈstumble across/on/upon sth/sb derived to discover sth/sb unexpectedly • Police have stumbled across a huge drugs ring. • I stumbled across Thompson outside the hotel. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble into something — ˈstumble into sth derived to become involved in sth by chance • I stumbled into acting when I left college. Main entry: ↑stumblederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • stumble — stum|ble [ˈstʌmbəl] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language] 1.) to hit your foot against something or put your foot down awkwardly while you are walking or running, so that you almost fall = ↑trip ▪ In her hurry she… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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