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shamble

play
intransitive verb sham·ble \ˈsham-bəl\

Simple Definition of shamble

  • : to walk in an awkward, unsteady way without lifting your feet very high off the ground

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shamble

shambledshambling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. :  to walk awkwardly with dragging feet :  shuffle

shamble noun

Examples of shamble in a sentence

  1. He shambled into the room.

  2. <disconsolate and exhausted after losing the match, the wrestler shambled toward the locker room>



Origin of shamble

shamble bowed, malformed


First Known Use: 1717

Rhymes with shamble


SHAMBLE Defined for Kids

shamble

play
verb sham·ble \ˈsham-bəl\

Definition of shamble for Students

shambledshambling

  1. :  to walk in an awkward unsteady way





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