Bumble

Definition of Bumble

Bum´ble
n.1.(Zool.) The bittern.
v. i.1.To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to buzz; to cry as a bittern.
As a bittern bumbleth in the mire.
- Chaucer.
1.to act ineptly or without clear understanding of what one is doing; to blunder; to stumble about; - sometimes used with around.
v. t.1.to bungle (a task).

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