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Meaning of stumbled #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 23, 2006 19:21 pm   Meaning of stumbled
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #65 "Synonyms for move", question 9

The old woman ......... in front of the shop and fell down.

(a) staggered
(b) strayed
(c) stumbled
(d) limped

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #65 "Synonyms for move", answer 9

The old woman stumbled in front of the shop and fell down.

Correct answer: (c) stumbled
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Stumble #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 23, 2006 19:32 pm   Stumble
 

Dear learner,
Again, you have found the correct answer - it's stumble.
Stumble is to catch the foot against something and lose one's balance, to miss one's step in walking or running and almost fall.
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Meaning of stumbled #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 0:21 am   Meaning of stumbled
 

would the word "staggered" also be possible in this sentence?
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Meaning of stumbled #4 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:33 am   Meaning of stumbled
 

It would be possible, but would change the meaning slightly. 'Staggered' indicates that she took several faulty steps. 'Stumbled' indicates that she took one or two.
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Meaning of stumbled #5 (permalink) Fri Jul 23, 2010 20:47 pm   Meaning of stumbled
 

you're right...thank you =)
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