stumble

stumble(
stuhm
-
buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (act of stumbling)
a. el tropezón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Despite suffering a few stumbles early in his career, the actor ended up winning an Oscar.A pesar de haber tenido varios tropezones al principio de su carrera, el actor terminó ganando un Óscar.
The judges will knock points off for that stumble as she came off the balance beam.Los jueces le van a descontar puntos por ese tropezón al bajar de la barra de equilibrio.
b. el traspié
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It was just a stumble. I didn't fall or hurt myself.Fue un traspié nada más. No llegué a caer ni me lastimé.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to trip against something)
a. tropezar
She stumbled over a tussock of grass and twisted her ankle.Tropezó con una mata de hierba y se torció el tobillo.
b. dar un traspié
He stumbled as he got out of the taxi and nearly fell.Dio un traspié al bajar del taxi y casi se cae.
3. (to walk unsteadily)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I stumbled out of bed and just got to the phone in time.Salí de la cama a tropezones y llegué al teléfono justo a tiempo.
We stumbled home, as we were both too drunk to drive.Volvimos a casa a trompicones porque los dos estábamos demasiado borrachos para manejar.
4. (when speaking)
a. atrancarse
She stumbled over the word "heterogeneous", but the rest of her speech was fine.Se atrancó con la palabra "heterogeneous", pero el resto del discurso salió bien.
b. trastabillar
Nerves made him stumble, but the prompter helped him out.Los nervios lo hicieron trastabillar, pero el apuntador lo ayudó.
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stumble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el tropezón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (when walking)
a. tropezar, toparse
3. (fig)
a. trastabillar (when speaking)
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stumble [ˈstʌmbl]
noun
tropezón (m); traspié (m)
intransitive verb
tropezar; dar un traspié
to stumble against sth tropezar contra algo
to stumble on to go stumbling on (keep walking) avanzar dando traspiés
to stumble over sth tropezar en algo; to stumble through a speech pronunciar un discurso de cualquier manera; pronunciar un discurso atracándose; to stumble (up)on or across sth tropezar con algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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