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blun·der

 (blŭn′dər)
n.
A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
v. blun·dered, blun·der·ing, blun·ders
v.intr.
1. To make a mistake.
2. To move clumsily or haltingly.
v.tr.
1. To make a mistake in; botch: would-be thieves blundering a break-in.
2. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.

[From Middle English blunderen, to go blindly, perhaps from Old Swedish blundra, have one's eyes closed, from Old Norse blunda.]

blun′der·er n.
blun′der·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: blunder, bumble1, flounder1, lumber2, lurch1, stagger, stumble, totter
These verbs mean to move awkwardly or unsteadily: blundered about the dark room; bumbled in the door and knocked over a chair; floundered up the muddy path; an elephant lumbering along a trail; twisted her ankle and lurched home; staggered under the heavy weight; stumbled down the hall in a stupor; tottered across the finish line in exhaustion.

blunder

(ˈblʌndə)
n
1. a stupid or clumsy mistake
2. a foolish tactless remark
vb (mainly intr)
3. to make stupid or clumsy mistakes
4. to make foolish tactless remarks
5. (often foll by: about, into, etc) to act clumsily; stumble: he blundered into a situation he knew nothing about.
6. (tr) to mismanage; botch
[C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse blunda to close one's eyes, Norwegian dialect blundra; see blind]
ˈblunderer n
ˈblundering n, adj
ˈblunderingly adv

blun•der

(ˈblʌn dər)
n.
1. a gross, stupid, or careless mistake.
v.i.
2. to move or act clumsily, stupidly, or seemingly without guidance: We blundered into the wrong room.
3. to make a mistake, esp. through carelessness, stupidity, or confusion.
v.t.
4. to bungle; botch.
5. to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out.
[1350–1400; Middle English blunderen, blondren < Old Norse blunda shut one's eyes, nap; compare Norwegian dial. blundra]
blun′der•er, n.
blun′der•ing•ly, adv.
syn: See mistake.

blunder


Past participle: blundered
Gerund: blundering

Imperative
blunder
blunder
Present
I blunder
you blunder
he/she/it blunders
we blunder
you blunder
they blunder
Preterite
I blundered
you blundered
he/she/it blundered
we blundered
you blundered
they blundered
Present Continuous
I am blundering
you are blundering
he/she/it is blundering
we are blundering
you are blundering
they are blundering
Present Perfect
I have blundered
you have blundered
he/she/it has blundered
we have blundered
you have blundered
they have blundered
Past Continuous
I was blundering
you were blundering
he/she/it was blundering
we were blundering
you were blundering
they were blundering
Past Perfect
I had blundered
you had blundered
he/she/it had blundered
we had blundered
you had blundered
they had blundered
Future
I will blunder
you will blunder
he/she/it will blunder
we will blunder
you will blunder
they will blunder
Future Perfect
I will have blundered
you will have blundered
he/she/it will have blundered
we will have blundered
you will have blundered
they will have blundered
Future Continuous
I will be blundering
you will be blundering
he/she/it will be blundering
we will be blundering
you will be blundering
they will be blundering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blundering
you have been blundering
he/she/it has been blundering
we have been blundering
you have been blundering
they have been blundering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blundering
you will have been blundering
he/she/it will have been blundering
we will have been blundering
you will have been blundering
they will have been blundering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blundering
you had been blundering
he/she/it had been blundering
we had been blundering
you had been blundering
they had been blundering
Conditional
I would blunder
you would blunder
he/she/it would blunder
we would blunder
you would blunder
they would blunder
Past Conditional
I would have blundered
you would have blundered
he/she/it would have blundered
we would have blundered
you would have blundered
they would have blundered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blunder - an embarrassing mistakeblunder - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
Verb1.blunder - commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview"
breach, infract, transgress, violate, go against, offend, break - act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise"
2.blunder - make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the door"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
3.blunder - utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

blunder

noun
1. mistake, slip, fault, error, boob (Brit. slang), oversight, gaffe, slip-up (informal), indiscretion, impropriety, howler (informal), bloomer (Brit. informal), clanger (informal), faux pas, boo-boo (informal), gaucherie I think he made a tactical blunder.
mistake accuracy, correctness
verb
1. make a mistake, blow it (slang), err, slip up (informal), cock up (Brit. slang), fuck up (offensive taboo slang), miscalculate, foul up, drop a clanger (informal), put your foot in it (informal), drop a brick (Brit. informal), screw up (informal) No doubt I had blundered again.
make a mistake be correct, get it right, be exact
2. stumble, fall, reel, stagger, flounder, lurch, lose your balance He had blundered into the table, upsetting the flowers.

blunder

noun
A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper, boner.
Slang: bloomer, goof.
verb
1. To move awkwardly or clumsily:
2. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner:
3. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
Translations
خَطَأَ فادِحخَطَأٌ، حَماقَةٌيَرْتَكِبُ حَماقَةًيَمْشي باضْطِراب
botachybithrubý omylmotat seomyl
brølerdumheddumme sigklokke i dettumle
kömmähdys
kiksnepromišljenost
baklövésbeleütközikmelléfogszarvashiba
afglöpglappaskot, mistökhlaupa á sig
大失敗
큰 실수
didelė klaidakerėplintirioglintismarkiai apsiriktismarkiai suklysti
kluptrupja kļūdarupji kļūdītiesstreipuļot
blunder
การทำผิดเพราะสะเพร่า
gafgaf yapmakpot kırmakçam devirmekçarpmak
điều sai lầm

blunder

[ˈblʌndəʳ]
A. Nmetedura f de pata, plancha f (Sp)
to make a blundermeter la pata, tirarse una plancha (Sp)
B. VI
1. (= err) → cometer un grave error, meter la pata
2. (= move clumsily) to blunder aboutandar dando tumbos
to blunder into sth/sbtropezar con algo/algn
to blunder into sth [+ trap] → caer en algo (fig) → caer or meterse en algo

blunder

[ˈblʌndər]
n (= mistake) → bourde f
vi
(= make a mistake) → faire une bourde
to blunder badly → faire une grosse bourde
to blunder into sb/sth → buter contre qn/qch

blunder

n(dummer) Fehler, Schnitzer m (inf); (socially also) → Fauxpas m; to make a blundereinen Bock schießen (inf); (socially) → einen Fauxpas begehen
vi
(= make a blunder)einen Bock schießen (inf), → Mist bauen (inf); (socially) → sich blamieren
(= move clumsily)tappen (into gegen); to blunder in/outhinein-/herein-/hinaus-/heraustappen; to blunder into a trap (lit, fig)in eine Falle tappen; to blunder into war/a life of crimein einen Krieg/ein kriminelles Leben hineinschlittern; he blundered through the poemer kämpfte sich mühsam durch das Gedicht

blunder

[ˈblʌndəʳ]
1. n (serious mistake) → abbaglio
to make a blunder → prendere un abbaglio
2. vi
a. (see n) → prendere un abbaglio
b. (move clumsily) to blunder aboutandare or muoversi a tentoni
to blunder into sb/sth → andare a sbattere contro qn/qc

blunder

(ˈblandə) verb
1. to stumble (about or into something). He blundered into the door.
2. to make a (bad) mistake. He really blundered when he insulted the boss's wife.
noun
a (bad) mistake.

blunder

خَطَأَ فادِح omyl brøler Fehler γκάφα error garrafal kömmähdys gaffe nepromišljenost errore 大失敗 큰 실수 blunder bommert błąd gafe грубая ошибка blunder การทำผิดเพราะสะเพร่า gaf điều sai lầm 大错
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After supper she undertook the German, and blundered through it, nearly upsetting her partner with her long skirt, and romping in a way that scandalized Laurie, who looked on and meditated a lecture.
The simpleton was frightened, and blundered through his message; but he had a deeper meaning.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
The colts were wild and frolicsome, and one of them bolted across the road and blundered up against Lizzie's hind legs, and whether it was the stupid colt, or the loud cracking of the whip, or both together, I cannot say, but she gave a violent kick, and dashed off into a headlong gallop.
In the present case these were both employed to his advantage, and mourning his stupidity and praying for some flash of inspiration to light his path, he blundered along, trusting to Providence.
The distressing explanation she had to make to Harriet, and all that poor Harriet would be suffering, with the awkwardness of future meetings, the difficulties of continuing or discontinuing the acquaintance, of subduing feelings, concealing resentment, and avoiding eclat, were enough to occupy her in most unmirthful reflections some time longer, and she went to bed at last with nothing settled but the conviction of her having blundered most dreadfully.
Not aware of their being in town, however, I blundered on Sir John, I believe, the first day of his coming, and the day after I had called at Mrs.
At first, I had to shut some gates after me, and now and then to stand still while the cattle that were lying in the banked-up pathway, arose and blundered down among the grass and reeds.
We lost our way in the jungle and blundered into the palace-garden by mistake.
When he was discussing it among his friends, she would offer her opinion with a presumption which was the more trying as she frequently blundered upon a sound conclusion whilst he was reasoning his way to a hollow one with his utmost subtlety and seriousness.
Mates," says he, "there's two of them alone there; one's the old cripple that brought us all here and blundered us down to this; the other's that cub that I mean to have the heart of.
A camel had blundered into it, and wet and angry as I was, I could not help laughing.