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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.


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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