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bumble

verb bum·ble \ ˈbəm-bəl \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of bumble

bumbled; bumbling play \ˈbəm-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 : buzz
2 : drone, rumble

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Origin and Etymology of bumble

Middle English bomblen to boom, of imitative origin


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bumble

verb

Definition of bumble

bumbled; bumbling
intransitive verb
1 : blunder; specifically : to speak ineptly in a stuttering and faltering manner
2 : to proceed unsteadily : stumble
transitive verb
: bungle

bumbler

play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Origin and Etymology of bumble

perhaps alteration of bungle


BUMBLE Defined for Kids

bumble

verb bum·ble \ ˈbəm-bəl \

Definition of bumble for Students

bumbled; bumbling
: 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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