What is the difference between stumble over and stumble upon?
If you 'stumble over' something, you trip and lose your balance. I stumbled over the dog in the dark. You can also stumble over words. If you're reading along and come to an unfamiliar word, you may stumble over it and mispronounce it.
If you 'stumble upon' something, you discover it by accident. I was walking in the woods and stumbled upon (or on) a group of nudists.
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