bumble

bumble
bumble1
bumbler, n.
/bum"beuhl/, v., bumbled, bumbling, n.
v.i.
1. to bungle or blunder awkwardly; muddle: He somehow bumbled through two years of college.
2. to stumble or stagger.
3. to speak in a low, stuttering, halting manner; mumble.
v.t.
4. to do (something) clumsily; botch.
n.
5. an awkward blunder.
[1525-35; perh. b. BUNGLE and STUMBLE]
bumble2
/bum"beuhl/, v.i., bumbled, bumbling.
to make a buzzing, humming sound, as a bee.
[1350-1400; ME bomblen, freq. of bomben to boom, buzz; imit.]

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