flounder


flounder

verb

Definition of FLOUNDER

1
to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually <unprepared choristers who floundered helplessly through the musical number>
Near Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom
2
to move heavily or clumsily <the car floundered through the heavy wet snow, constantly getting stuck>
Related Words drag, flop, haul; blunder, careen, dodder, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter, waddle, weave, wobble (also wabble)
Near Antonyms drift, float, hang, hover, poise, waft

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