Definition of lumbering in English:


Line breaks: lum¦ber|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌmb(ə)rɪŋ


  • Moving in a slow, heavy, awkward way: Bob was a big, lumbering, gentle sort figurative a lumbering bureaucracy
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    • Through a broken window a few feet away I watched the zombies lumbering outdoors.
    • Behind me a more seriously drunk man was lumbering towards me.
    • Most of the smaller characters are slaves to the plot, merely present to keep the story lumbering forward.

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