bumble

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bum·ble 1

 (bŭm′bəl)
v. bum·bled, bum·bling, bum·bles
v.intr.
1. To speak in a faltering manner.
2. To move, act, or proceed clumsily. See Synonyms at blunder.
3. To make a buzzing sound.
v.tr.
1. To say (something) in a faltering manner.
2. To bungle; botch: bumble one's lines in a play.

[Perhaps blend of bungle and stumble.]

bum′bler n.

bum·ble 2

 (bŭm′bəl)
intr.v. bum·bled, bum·bling, bum·bles
To make a humming or droning sound; buzz.
n.
A humming or droning sound; a buzz.

[Middle English bomblen, of imitative origin.]

bumble

(ˈbʌmbəl)
vb
1. to speak or do in a clumsy, muddled, or inefficient way: he bumbled his way through his speech.
2. (intr) to proceed unsteadily; stumble
n
a blunder or botch
[C16: perhaps a blend of bungle + stumble]
ˈbumbler n
ˈbumbling n, adj
ˈbumblingly adv

bumble

(ˈbʌmbəl)
vb
(intr) to make a humming sound
[C14 bomblen to buzz, boom, of imitative origin]

bum•ble1

(ˈbʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to bungle or blunder awkwardly.
2. to stumble or stagger.
3. to mumble.
v.t.
4. to bungle or botch.
n.
5. an awkward blunder.
[1525–35]
bum′bler, n.

bum•ble2

(ˈbʌm bəl)

v.i. -bled, -bling.
to make a buzzing, humming sound.
[1350–1400; Middle English bomblen, frequentative of bomben to buzz]

bumble


Past participle: bumbled
Gerund: bumbling

Imperative
bumble
bumble
Present
I bumble
you bumble
he/she/it bumbles
we bumble
you bumble
they bumble
Preterite
I bumbled
you bumbled
he/she/it bumbled
we bumbled
you bumbled
they bumbled
Present Continuous
I am bumbling
you are bumbling
he/she/it is bumbling
we are bumbling
you are bumbling
they are bumbling
Present Perfect
I have bumbled
you have bumbled
he/she/it has bumbled
we have bumbled
you have bumbled
they have bumbled
Past Continuous
I was bumbling
you were bumbling
he/she/it was bumbling
we were bumbling
you were bumbling
they were bumbling
Past Perfect
I had bumbled
you had bumbled
he/she/it had bumbled
we had bumbled
you had bumbled
they had bumbled
Future
I will bumble
you will bumble
he/she/it will bumble
we will bumble
you will bumble
they will bumble
Future Perfect
I will have bumbled
you will have bumbled
he/she/it will have bumbled
we will have bumbled
you will have bumbled
they will have bumbled
Future Continuous
I will be bumbling
you will be bumbling
he/she/it will be bumbling
we will be bumbling
you will be bumbling
they will be bumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bumbling
you have been bumbling
he/she/it has been bumbling
we have been bumbling
you have been bumbling
they have been bumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bumbling
you will have been bumbling
he/she/it will have been bumbling
we will have been bumbling
you will have been bumbling
they will have been bumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bumbling
you had been bumbling
he/she/it had been bumbling
we had been bumbling
you had been bumbling
they had been bumbling
Conditional
I would bumble
you would bumble
he/she/it would bumble
we would bumble
you would bumble
they would bumble
Past Conditional
I would have bumbled
you would have bumbled
he/she/it would have bumbled
we would have bumbled
you would have bumbled
they would have bumbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bumble - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbumble - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
2.bumble - walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
3.bumble - speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

bumble

verb
1. stagger, reel, weave, sway, lurch, wobble, teeter, totter I finally bumbled out of the little bar.
2. blather, rabbit (on) (Brit. informal), ramble, waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), burble, prattle, jabber, gabble, prate He bumbled his way through endless takes.

bumble 1

verb
1. To move awkwardly or clumsily:
2. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner:

bumble 2

verb
To make a continuous low-pitched droning sound:
noun
A continuous low-pitched droning sound:
Translations

bumble

[ˈbʌmbl] VI (= walk unsteadily) → andar de forma vacilante, andar a tropezones (fig) → trastabillar

bumble

[ˈbʌmbəl] vi (= proceed uncertainly) → avancer tant bien que mal
bumble about
vis'agiter sans résultat, s'affairer sans résultat
bumble around
vis'agiter sans résultat, s'affairer sans résultat

bumble

[ˈbʌmbl] vi
a. (speak) → borbottare
what on earth are you bumbling about? → che diavolo stai borbottando?
b. (move) → muoversi goffamente
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