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bumble

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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bum=ble

CIDE DICTIONARY

bumblen. [See Bump to boom.].
     The bittern.  [1913 Webster]
bumblev. i. 
     To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to buzz; to cry as a bittern.  [1913 Webster]
    "As a bittern bumbleth in the mire."  [1913 Webster]
bumblev. i. 
     to act ineptly or without clear understanding of what one is doing; to blunder; to stumble about; -- sometimes used with around.  [PJC]
bumblev. t. 
     to bungle (a task).  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bumble, v.intr.
1 (foll. by on) speak in a rambling incoherent way.
2 (often as bumbling adj.) move or act ineptly; blunder.
3 make a buzz or hum.

Derivative
bumbler n.
Etymology
BOOM(1) + -LE(4): partly f. bumble = blunderer

THESAURUS

bumble

be all thumbs, blow, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble, boggle, bollix, bombinate, botch, bum, bungle, butcher, buzz, commit a gaffe, drone, faux pas, flounder, fumble, lumber, lurch, mar, miscue, mucker, muddle, muff, murder, play havoc with, screw up, slip, snapper, spoil, strum, stumble, thrum, trip

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