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English noun: blunder

1. blunder (act) an embarrassing mistake


Synonymsbloomer, blooper, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake


Narrower (hyponym)bobble, bull, clanger, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, howler, misstep, muff, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, trip, trip-up


English verb: blunder

1. blunder (social) commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake


SamplesI blundered during the job interview.


Synonymsboob, drop the ball, goof, sin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)breach, break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate

2. blunder (motion) make one's way clumsily or blindly


SamplesHe fumbled towards the door.


Synonymsfumble


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

3. blunder (communication) utter impulsively


SamplesHe blurted out the secret.
He blundered his stupid ideas.


Synonymsblunder out, blurt, blurt out, ejaculate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize









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