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Adjective: bumbling  búm-b(u-)ling
  1. Lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
    "a bumbling mechanic";
    - bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed
Verb: bumble  búm-bul
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I bumbled the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit, informal], fumble, botch up, muff [informal], blow, flub [N. Amer, informal], screw up [informal], spoil, muck up [informal], bungle, fluff [informal], bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up [informal], foul up, mess up, butcher, goof up [informal], balls up [informal], cock up [Brit, informal], make a hash of [informal]
  2. Walk unsteadily
    "The drunk man bumbled about";
    - stumble, falter
  3. Speak haltingly
    - stutter, stammer, falter

See also: maladroit

Type of: fail, go wrong, miscarry, mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, walk

Encyclopedia: Bumble