stumble across/on/onto/upon

Definition of stumble across/on/onto/upon

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

stumbleplay
  1. :  to fall into sin or waywardness

    :  to make an error :  blunder

    :  to come to an obstacle to belief

  1. :  an act or instance of stumbling

acrossplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  being in a crossed position

ontoplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set

uponplay
  1. :  on

  1. :  on the surface :  on it

    :  thereafter, thereon


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