shamble


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sham·ble

 (shăm′bəl)
intr.v. sham·bled, sham·bling, sham·bles
To walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet.
n.
A shuffling gait.

[Probably from obsolete shamble, awkward, ungainly, from Middle English schamil, butcher's table; see shambles.]

shamble

(ˈʃæmbəl)
vb
(intr) to walk or move along in an awkward or unsteady way
n
an awkward or unsteady walk
[C17: from shamble (adj) ungainly, perhaps from the phrase shamble legs legs resembling those of a meat vendor's table; see shambles]
ˈshambling adj, n

sham•ble

(ˈʃæm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to walk or move awkwardly; shuffle.
n.
2. a shambling gait.
[1675–85]

shamble


Past participle: shambled
Gerund: shambling

Imperative
shamble
shamble
Present
I shamble
you shamble
he/she/it shambles
we shamble
you shamble
they shamble
Preterite
I shambled
you shambled
he/she/it shambled
we shambled
you shambled
they shambled
Present Continuous
I am shambling
you are shambling
he/she/it is shambling
we are shambling
you are shambling
they are shambling
Present Perfect
I have shambled
you have shambled
he/she/it has shambled
we have shambled
you have shambled
they have shambled
Past Continuous
I was shambling
you were shambling
he/she/it was shambling
we were shambling
you were shambling
they were shambling
Past Perfect
I had shambled
you had shambled
he/she/it had shambled
we had shambled
you had shambled
they had shambled
Future
I will shamble
you will shamble
he/she/it will shamble
we will shamble
you will shamble
they will shamble
Future Perfect
I will have shambled
you will have shambled
he/she/it will have shambled
we will have shambled
you will have shambled
they will have shambled
Future Continuous
I will be shambling
you will be shambling
he/she/it will be shambling
we will be shambling
you will be shambling
they will be shambling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shambling
you have been shambling
he/she/it has been shambling
we have been shambling
you have been shambling
they have been shambling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shambling
you will have been shambling
he/she/it will have been shambling
we will have been shambling
you will have been shambling
they will have been shambling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shambling
you had been shambling
he/she/it had been shambling
we had been shambling
you had been shambling
they had been shambling
Conditional
I would shamble
you would shamble
he/she/it would shamble
we would shamble
you would shamble
they would shamble
Past Conditional
I would have shambled
you would have shambled
he/she/it would have shambled
we would have shambled
you would have shambled
they would have shambled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shamble - walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
Verb1.shamble - walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
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"
scuff, drag - walk without lifting the feet

shamble

verb shuffle, stumble, lurch, limp, lumber, drag your feet The conductor shambled to the next carriage.

shamble

verb
To drag (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking:
Translations
يَمْشي مُتَثاقِلا
šourat se
sjoske
laahustaaraahustaa
skjögra
dūlintisliūkinti
šļūkāt

shamble

[ˈʃæmbl] VI (also shamble along) → andar arrastrando los pies
he shambled across to the windowfue arrastrando los pies a la ventana

shamble

vitrotten; (people also)latschen (inf); every morning he shambles in half an hour lateer kommt jeden Morgen eine halbe Stunde zu spät angelatscht (inf)

shamble

[ˈʃæmbl] vi to shamble in/outentrare/uscire trascinando i piedi

shamble

(ˈʃӕmbl) verb
to walk slowly and awkwardly, (as if) not lifting one's feet properly off the ground. The old man shambled wearily along the street.
References in classic literature ?
Wait, please; you betray too much vigor, too much decision; you want more of a shamble.
Smellest thou not already the shambles and cookshops of the spirit?
Sab Than lay dead beside his father, and the corpses of the flower of Zodangan nobility and chivalry covered the floor of the bloody shambles.
He never knew, each time he entered the festering shambles, whether or not he would be able to complete the round.
When about to be sent to the same market, an older sister went to the shambles, to plead with the wretch who owned them, for the love of God, to spare his victims.
With assistance from his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer, and his "best human friend" the beat cop Toby McGoohan, Dan Shamble takes on everything from Santa Claus' missing list to the hunt for a kidnapped hellhound to a murder investigation at a science fiction convention literally populated by monsters.
THE shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in a speech to the House of Commons on Monday criticised Home Secretary Theresa May saying the Police and Crime Commissioner election was one big shamble and has cost the country millions of pounds.
After a spectator fell from a balcony at a live event this week, Wolverhampton's Civic Hall courted yet more controversy hosting Pete Doherty's anarchic band of folk-punksters Baby shambles.
You know my private views on Objective 1 - it's been a shambles.
Cllr Gordon Collett (Con, Dunchurch and Knightlow) said the situation was a shambles.
Lib Dem spokesman Steve Webb said: "Families have been hit hard by this shambles.