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5 definitions found
 for blunder
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blunder \Blun"der\, v. t.
     1. To cause to blunder. [Obs.] "To blunder an adversary."
        --Ditton.
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     2. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
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              He blunders and confounds all these together.
                                                    --Stillingfleet.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blunder \Blun"der\, n.
     1. Confusion; disturbance. [Obs.]
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     2. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness,
        stupidity, or culpable ignorance.
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     Syn: Blunder, Error, Mistake, Bull.
  
     Usage: An error is a departure or deviation from that which
            is right or correct; as, an error of the press; an
            error of judgment. A mistake is the interchange or
            taking of one thing for another, through haste,
            inadvertence, etc.; as, a careless mistake. A blunder
            is a mistake or error of a gross kind. It supposes a
            person to flounder on in his course, from
            carelessness, ignorance, or stupidity. A bull is a
            verbal blunder containing a laughable incongruity of
            ideas.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and
        stumble.
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              I was never distinguished for address, and have
              often even blundered in making my bow. --Goldsmith.
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              Yet knows not how to find the uncertain place,
              And blunders on, and staggers every pace. --Dryden.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blunder
      n 1: an embarrassing mistake [syn: blunder, blooper,
           bloomer, bungle, pratfall, foul-up, fuckup,
           flub, botch, boner, boo-boo]
      v 1: commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I
           blundered during the job interview" [syn: drop the ball,
           sin, blunder, boob, goof]
      2: make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the
         door" [syn: fumble, blunder]
      3: utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered
         his stupid ideas" [syn: blurt out, blurt, blunder out,
         blunder, ejaculate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "blunder":
     absurdity, act of folly, bad job, be all thumbs, bevue, blooper,
     blow, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, bobble,
     boggle, bollix, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, botch, bull, bumble,
     bungle, butcher, careen, career, clumsy performance,
     commit a gaffe, dumb trick, err, error, etourderie, falter,
     faux pas, flounce, flounder, flub, fluff, folly, foozle, fumble,
     gaffe, gaucherie, goof, goof up, gum up, hash, howler, imprudence,
     indiscretion, labor, lapse, louse up, lumber, lurch,
     make a blunder, make a misstep, mar, mess, miscue, miss,
     miss the mark, misspeak, mistake, muddle, muff, murder, off day,
     pitch, pitch and plunge, play havoc with, plunge, reel, rock, roll,
     sad work, screw up, screw-up, seethe, slip, slip up, snapper,
     solecism, sottise, spoil, stagger, struggle, stumble, stupid thing,
     stupidity, sway, swing, thrash about, toss, toss and tumble,
     toss and turn, totter, trip, tumble, unwise step, wallop, wallow,
     welter
  
  

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