Synonyms of stumble in English:

stumble


See definition of stumble

verb

1‘he stumbled on a brick and fell heavily’

SYNONYMS
trip, trip over, trip up, lose one's balance, lose one's footing, miss one's footing, founder, slip, pitch

2‘he stumbled back to his hotel room’

SYNONYMS
stagger, totter, teeter, dodder, lurch, lumber, blunder, reel, flounder, bumble, shamble, hobble, wobble, move clumsily
Scottish, Northern Irish sprauchle

3‘the Consul had stumbled through his speech’

SYNONYMS
stammer, stutter, hesitate, falter, speak haltingly, fumble for words
flounder, blunder, muddle
informal fluff one's lines

Phrases

    stumble upon

    ‘I felt like I had stumbled upon a secret truth’


    SYNONYMS
    come across, come upon, chance on, happen on, light on, hit on, come up with
    discover, encounter, find, unearth, uncover, locate, bring to light
    informal dig up, put one's finger on