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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

blunder

2 verb
     
blunder2
1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to move in an unsteady way, as if you cannot see properly
blunder about/around
Someone was blundering about in the kitchen.
blunder into/past/through etc something
Phil came blundering down the stairs.
2 [intransitive] to make a big mistake, especially because you have been careless or stupid:
They blundered badly when they gave him the job.
3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] to enter a place or become involved in a difficult situation by mistake
blunder into
Somehow we blundered into the war.
blunder in
He would have agreed if you hadn't blundered in.

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