stumbling upon a reported beheading in progress, an aspiring London rapper live-tweeted the attack.
Slurring her words and stumbling on her delivery, people wondered aloud if, gasp, Sawyer was drunk on air.
Slayman eased the young man—Matt, from Pennsylvania—out of the car and got him on his stumbling way.
c.1300, "to trip or miss one's footing" (physically or morally), probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stumla, Swedish stambla "to stumble"), probably from a variant of the Proto-Germanic base *stam-, source of Old English stamerian "to stammer," German stumm "dumb, silent." Possibly influenced in form by stumpen "to stumble," but the -b- may be purely euphonious. Meaning "to come (upon) by chance" is attested from 1550s. Stumbling-block first recorded 1526, used in Rom. xiv:13 to translate Greek skandalon.
To cast or record fraudulent votes in an election (1854+)