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English Dictionary: blunder by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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"
    Synonym(s): drop the ball, sin, blunder, boob, goof
  2. make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the door"
    Synonym(s): fumble, blunder
  3. utter impulsively; "He blurted out the secret"; "He blundered his stupid ideas"
    Synonym(s): blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blunder \Blun"der\, v. t.
      1. To cause to blunder. [Obs.] [bd]To blunder an
            adversary.[b8] --Ditton.
  
      2. To do or treat in a blundering manner; to confuse.
  
                     He blunders and confounds all these together.
                                                                              --Stillingfleet.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blunder \Blun"der\, n.
      1. Confusion; disturbance. [Obs.]
  
      2. A gross error or mistake, resulting from carelessness,
            stupidity, or culpable ignorance.
  
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
      2. To move in an awkward, clumsy manner; to flounder and
            stumble.
  
                     I was never distinguished for address, and have
                     often even blundered in making my bow. --Goldsmith.
  
                     Yet knows not how to find the uncertain place, And
                     blunders on, and staggers every pace. --Dryden.
  
      {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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