つまずく【×躓く】

  1. I 〔物に足が当たってよろける〕stumble ((on, over)); trip ((against, over, on))
    • 石につまずいて転ぶ
    • stumble [trip] over a stone and fall
    • つまずきながら進む
    • stumble along
  1. II 〔失敗する〕
    • 事業につまずいて無一物になった
    • He failed in business and was ruined./He lost everything as a result of his failure in business.