shamble

verb sham·ble \ ˈsham-bəl \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of shamble

shambled; shambling play \ˈsham-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of shamble

shamble bowed, malformed


SHAMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

shamble

verb

Definition of shamble for English Language Learners

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


SHAMBLE Defined for Kids

shamble

verb sham·ble \ ˈsham-bəl \

Definition of shamble for Students

shambled; shambling
: to walk in an awkward unsteady way


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