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fumbles

noun
plural of fumble

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fumbles

verb
present tense third-person singular of fumble

Synonyms & Antonyms of fumbles (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Fumbles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fumbles. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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