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Struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
“The others watched him kick and flounder as he struggled up, then saw his feet disappear.”
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To act clumsily or confused
“Perhaps fandom has colored my reaction to Season Five, but I found it annoying right out of the gate, and then watched it flounder about for a firm direction.”
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Be in serious difficulty
“As obvious as this is, most small businesses still miss a couple of key points and then wonder why their businesses flounder or at best stumble along.”
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To move heavily or clumsily
“The car floundered through the heavy wet snow, constantly getting stuck.”
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Trip repeatedly as one walks
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To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
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To be unsuccessful
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Wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort
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To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
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To worsen or degenerate
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To fail to fulfil one's potential
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To speak hesitantly
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Search blindly or uncertainly by feeling with the hands
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To pour (liquid) clumsily
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To interfere with or put into a state of disorder
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Do or handle something clumsily
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Cause to become stuck in mud
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To make or become lower in amount or value
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Move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side
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To throw or set down clumsily or casually
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To place in conflict or difficulties
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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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