stumble across/on/onto/upon

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Definition of stumble across/on/onto/upon 

: to find or learn about (something) unexpectedly I stumbled across/on/upon this book by chance. We stumbled onto/across the ruins of an old fort. They stumbled on/upon a bizarre plot. He stumbled onto the truth.

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