Blundered
Blunder Blun"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blundering}.] [OE. blunderen, blondren, to stir, confuse, blunder; perh. allied to blend to mix, to confound by mixture.] 1. To make a gross error or mistake; as, to blunder in writing or preparing a medical prescription. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and stumble. [1913 Webster]

I was never distinguished for address, and have often even blundered in making my bow. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

Yet knows not how to find the uncertain place, And blunders on, and staggers every pace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To blunder on}. (a) To continue blundering. (b) To find or reach as if by an accident involving more or less stupidity, -- applied to something desirable; as, to blunder on a useful discovery. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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