stumble over

stumble over someone or something

to trip over someone or something. Tom stumbled over Bill, who was napping on the floor. Don't stumble over the laundry basket.
See also: stumble
References in classic literature ?
It had a careless look, as if it were meant for the uses of the public; so, entering, the first thing I did was to stumble over an ash-box in the porch.
Champions-elect Stratford surely allayed any fears that they might stumble over the final few fences by securing their first win in four matches.