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bumble

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verb bum·ble \ˈbəm-bəl\

Definition of bumble

bum·bledbum·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  buzz

  3. 2 :  drone, rumble



Origin of bumble

Middle English bomblen to boom, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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bumble

verb bum·ble

Definition of bumble

bumbledbumbling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  blunder; specifically :  to speak ineptly in a stuttering and faltering manner

  3. 2 :  to proceed unsteadily :  stumble

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  bungle

bum·bler play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun
bum·bling·ly play \-b(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb


Origin of bumble

perhaps alteration of bungle


First Known Use: 1532


BUMBLE Defined for Kids

bumble

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verb bum·ble \ˈbəm-bəl\

Definition of bumble

bum·bledbum·bling

  1. :  to act, move, or speak in a clumsy way <No more could he afford to be the silly little novice that had bumbled about the Abbey … — Brian Jacques, Redwall>




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of, relating to, or suggestive of marble

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