Bumble



to bungle or blunder awkwardly; muddle:
He somehow bumbled through two years of college.
to stumble or stagger.
to speak in a low, stuttering, halting manner; mumble.
to do (something) clumsily; botch.
an awkward blunder.
to make a buzzing, humming sound, as a bee.
Historical Examples

Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) Charles Dickens
Wandering Ghosts F. Marion Crawford
Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Illustrated Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3) Charles Dickens

verb
to speak or do in a clumsy, muddled, or inefficient way: he bumbled his way through his speech
(intransitive) to proceed unsteadily; stumble
noun
a blunder or botch
verb
(intransitive) to make a humming sound
v.

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