blunder

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old Norse blunda (to shut the eyes). Cognates include Danish blunde (to blink).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blunder (plural blunders)

  1. A clumsy or embarrassing mistake.

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Verb[edit]

blunder (third-person singular simple present blunders, present participle blundering, simple past and past participle blundered)

  1. (intransitive) To make a clumsy or stupid mistake.
    to blunder in preparing a medical prescription
  2. (intransitive) To move blindly or clumsily.
    • Goldsmith
      I was never distinguished for address, and have often even blundered in making my bow.
    • Dryden
      blunders on, and staggers every pace
  3. (transitive) To cause to make a mistake.
    • Ditton
      To blunder an adversary.
  4. (transitive) To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
    • Stillingfleet
      He blunders and confounds all these together.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blunder m (plural blunders, diminutive blundertje n)

  1. blunder

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Verb[edit]

blunder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blunderen
  2. imperative of blunderen

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

blunder c

  1. blunder; clumsy mistake

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