miss one's footing


miss one's footing
stumble, slip, fall, lose one's balance

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • footing — UK [ˈfʊtɪŋ] / US noun [singular] 1) a firm position for your feet on a surface, especially one that is difficult to stand on or walk across keep/lose/miss your footing: She lost her footing and tumbled into the river. 2) a) the basic conditions… …   English dictionary

  • footing — foot|ing [ futıŋ ] noun singular 1. ) a firm position for your feet on a surface, especially one that is difficult to stand on or walk across: keep/lose/miss your footing: She lost her footing and tumbled into the river. 2. ) the basic conditions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • stumble — verb 1) she stumbled and fell heavily Syn: trip (over/up), lose one s balance, lose/miss one s footing, slip 2) he stumbled back home Syn: stagger, totter, teeter, dodder, blunder, hobble, move clumsily …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • stumble — (v.) c.1300, to trip or miss one s footing (physically or morally), probably from a Scandinavian source (Cf. dialectal Norw. stumla, Swed. stambla to stumble ), probably from a variant of the P.Gmc. base *stam , source of O.E. stamerian to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stumble — I. v. a. 1. Obstruct, trip, cause to stumble. 2. Perplex, confound, puzzle, nonplus, confuse, embarrass, pose. II. v. n. 1. Trip, miss one s footing, make a false step. 2. Err, do wrong. III. n. 1 …   New dictionary of synonyms

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  • slip — 1. v. & n. v. (slipped, slipping) 1 intr. slide unintentionally esp. for a short distance; lose one s footing or balance or place by unintended sliding. 2 intr. go or move with a sliding motion (as the door closes the catch slips into place;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slip — I v 1. glide, slide, flow, move smoothly, Dance. glissade; slither, slink, sneak, skulk, lurk, prowl, creep, U.S. Sl. gumshoe; worm, wiggle, wriggle; steal away, slip out or off, escape, get away, flee, run off; evade, elude, dodge, get clear of …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder


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