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fumble

noun

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fumble

verb

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1 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way
  • her assistant fumbled the party plans by getting the time wrong on the invitations

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2 to search for something blindly or uncertainly
  • the librarian fumbled for the light switch as she entered the dark room

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3 to make a mistake
  • just when it looked like he was going to get away with the ruse, he fumbled

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The first known use of fumble was in 1534

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“Fumble.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fumble. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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