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To physically struggle or flail around clumsily
“The others watched him kick and flounder as he struggled up, then saw his feet disappear.”
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To move or act clumsily, ineffectively, or with great difficulty
“I had to flounder through the entire experience on my own. You, on the other hand, have me, a teacher to guide you.”
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To move ploddingly or with heavy steps
“The nuns, tucking up their habits, were forced to flounder through the mud on foot.”
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To fail to have the intended effect or result
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“At yet another point, it looked as though the talks would flounder on the question of citizenship certificates issued by other States.”
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To face difficulties in a given task or environment
“Your students don't have to flounder against the tide of peer pressure by themselves.”
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To have financial difficulties
“As current news reports attest, whole nations flounder in debt of untold trillions.”
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To act or be mentally confused or dumbfounded
“Nevertheless, the majority of candidates with quantitative finance degrees still flounder at this simple question.”
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To hesitate in acting or speaking, especially due to being flummoxed or confused
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“It may be reassuring to know that even the most experienced of novelists flounder in response to this one.”
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To move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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To grope or feel about for something with one's hands
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To worsen or degenerate
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Talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants
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To interfere with or put into a state of disorder
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Cause to become stuck in mud
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To go to a lower level, especially abruptly
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Fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
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To become embroiled or implicated in
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Pleuronectiform
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An interaction between two parties in which information was not communicated as desired
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