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Is the any difference between stumble and trip? Are they completely interchangeable?

She stumbled/tripped and lost her grip on her towel, leaving her naked in the hallway.

Thanks.
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There is a different action between a stumble and a trip.

Stumbling, a leg, or both legs, kind of give way, possibly caused by catching your foot on something.

Tripping, you catch one foot on something that causes you to (possibly) miss a step.

Bit difficult to explain without video. If I knew how to post videos here I could film a stumble and a trip for you.
I've tried the way Tanit told me but failed... how about a link to UTube? Emotion: stick out tongue
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I'm sorry, but I'm not technical enough to go linking to You Tube, and I'm steering clear of You Tube after Google has been ordered by a court to provide details of all users and video clips watched - sounds much too much like Big Brother really is coming!

Anyway, back to stumbling/tripping.

Stumbling causes the body to lurch forward - almost to fall.

Tripping will very often cause an upward and then downward movement of the body.

Of course, either can cause you to lose enough balance that you finally fall to the ground.

Thansk for the offer anyway. It's the thought that counts.

Here are some pictures (A picture's worth a thousand words). Please let me know how accurate they are.

New2grammarThansk for the offer anyway. It's the thought that counts.

Here are some pictures (A picture's worth a thousand words). Please let me know how accurate they are:

1. Good

2. Not sure, could be3 a trip or a stumble, we don't see the start of the action.

3. Looks more like a slip, but could be a stumble, doesn't look like a trip.

4. Picture not available to me

5. Picture not availbale to me

6. Impossible to say - looks like a melee celebrating a try.

7. Stumble

Hope that helps you to stumble across the solution you are looking for. If I get time I will try to make a video and will let you know where you can see it. - May take me a couple of days though. Patience is a virtue!

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I don't want you to get hurt while producing the video. I can't imagine how you can deliberately stumble/trip without hurting yourself. Please be careful Emotion: smile
Take all the time you need. By the way, will you mimic the scenario I presented in the original? hehe...
New2grammarI don't want you to get hurt while producing the video. I can't imagine how you can deliberately stumble/trip without hurting yourself. Please be careful Emotion: smile
Take all the time you need. By the way, will you mimic the scenario I presented in the original? hehe...

Wait and see !!Emotion: movie