Definition of stumble across/on/onto/upon
- 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.
: to fall into sin or waywardness
: to make an error : blunder
: to come to an obstacle to belief
: an act or instance of stumbling
: from one side to the opposite side of : over, through
: on the opposite side of
: so as to intersect or pass through at an angle
: in a position reaching from one side to the other : crosswise
: to or on the opposite side
: so as to be understandable, acceptable, or successful
: being in a crossed position
: to a position on
: in or into a state of awareness about
used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set
: mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set
: on the surface : on it
: thereafter, thereon
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