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1bumble

verb bum·ble \ˈbəm-bəl\
bum·bledbum·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of BUMBLE

intransitive verb
1
:  buzz
2
:  drone, rumble
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Origin of BUMBLE

Middle English bomblen to boom, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 15th century

2bumble

verb
bumbledbumbling

Definition of BUMBLE

intransitive verb
1
:  blunder; specifically :  to speak ineptly in a stuttering and faltering manner
2
:  to proceed unsteadily :  stumble
transitive verb
:  bungle
bum·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun
bum·bling·ly \-b(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Origin of BUMBLE

perhaps alteration of bungle
First Known Use: 1532
BUMBLING Defined for Kids

bumble

verb bum·ble \ˈbəm-bəl\
bum·bledbum·bling

Definition of BUMBLE for Kids

:  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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