Whats the meaning of shambled?

Whats the meaning of shambled?

to walk awkwardly
intransitive verb. : to walk awkwardly with dragging feet : shuffle.

How do you use shambled in a sentence?

to walk slowly and awkwardly, without lifting your feet correctly: Sick patients shambled along the hospital corridors. He was a strange, shambling figure.

Is shambles a British word?

You are of course right that “a shambles” is perfectly fine British English, but that’s beside the point.

What does shambles mean in the Bible?

1 archaic : a meat market. 2 : slaughterhouse. 3a : a place of mass slaughter or bloodshed the battlefield became a shambles.

Was there a shambles?

If someone says their life is in shambles, they mean it’s chaotic—nothing is going right. Perhaps most commonly and least seriously, shambles is simply used to refer to a mess.

What is recoil on cod?

Recoil is the movement of a weapon caused by firing the weapon. This movement causes the aim of subsequent shots to suffer unless the user pauses between shots to re-aim the weapon.

What is recoil on a gun?

Recoil is merely the reaction of the gun to an expression of energy created in the barrel and expelled from the muzzle. When the trigger is pulled, the hammer housed within the receiver of the gun depresses the firing pin with ample force to pop the primer on the end of the round.

What is meant by a scaffold?

Definition of scaffold 1a : a temporary or movable platform for workers (such as bricklayers, painters, or miners) to stand or sit on when working at a height above the floor or ground. b : a platform on which a criminal is executed (as by hanging or beheading)

Do Americans use the word shambles?

“a shambles” is not used (or quite rarely used) in North America, in my experience. Which was what the OP was asking about. You are of course right that “a shambles” is perfectly fine British English, but that’s beside the point. I’m in North America and have never heard ‘in shambles’, without ‘a’.