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1 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • unprepared choristers who floundered helplessly through the musical number

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2 to move heavily or clumsily
  • the car floundered through the heavy wet snow, constantly getting stuck

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The first known use of flounder was in the 15th century

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“Flounder.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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