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shamble

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshamblesham‧ble /ˈʃæmbəl/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] 🔊 🔊 WALKto walk slowly and awkwardly, not lifting your feet much, for example because you are tired, weak, or lazy syn shuffleshamble over/past/along etc 🔊 The old man shambled out of the room muttering to himself.shambling gait (=a shambling way of walking)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
shambleAn old tramp shambled along, looking for money or cigarette ends on the floor.But he stooped and appeared to shamble as he walked, chunky and untidy in his tweed suit.But the animal was bad-tempered, and one night Eugene opened the cage and let him shamble away.Yorick shambled backwards out of the room.When they shambled in, Saconi looked them up and down and snorted.The man shambled off into the house, and the rest of us picked our way across the front garden.Looking tired and fat, Parker shambled onto the stage and started playing.Cornelius shambled over and sat down noisily.shamble over/past/along etcCornelius shambled over and sat down noisily.He climbed from the bed and shambled over to the dressing-table mirror.I wake them up and we shamble along towards the Customs.
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Verb table
shamble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshamble
he, she, itshambles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshambled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave shambled
he, she, ithas shambled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad shambled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shamble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have shambled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shambling
he, she, itis shambling
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you, we, theyare shambling
Past
I, he, she, itwas shambling
you, we, theywere shambling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shambling
he, she, ithas been shambling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shambling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shambling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shambling
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