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bumbling

verb (1)
present participle of bumble

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(Entry 1 of 2)

to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • a fly bumbling around the room while we were trying to sleep

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bumbling

verb (2)
present participle of bumble

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2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • I sort of bumbled through the dance number, hoping that it would soon end

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3 to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly
  • overcome with stage fright, I could only bumble through the speech

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The first known use of bumbling was in 1660

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“Bumbling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bumbling. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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