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fumble

fum·ble

fumble

 
pronunciation:
fuhm bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: fumbled, fumbles, fumbling
definition 1: to search or feel about for something in a nervous or clumsy way.
He fumbled for his eyeglasses in the dark.During the speech he fumbled for words.
similar words:
grope
definition 2: to handle in a clumsy way; make a mess of.
He fumbled the business deal because of his stupid jokes.
definition 3: to lose one's grip or control of in a sporting event.
The quarterback fumbled the football.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of fumbling.
The other team got the ball after our fumble.
derivations: fumblingly (adv.), fumbler (n.), fumblingness (n.)
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