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To move without the benefit of perfect vision
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to act or be mentally confused or dumbfounded
“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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to move clumsily or ploddingly
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Present participle for pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Present participle for trip repeatedly as one walks
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Present participle for to move around or sideways unsteadily
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Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Present participle for wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort
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Present participle for to worsen or degenerate
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Present participle for talk with continued involuntary repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants
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Present participle for to interfere with or put into a state of disorder
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Present participle for do or handle something clumsily
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Present participle for cause to become stuck in mud
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Present participle for to go to a lower level, especially abruptly
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Present participle for fall, move, or hang in a loose and ungainly way
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Present participle for to become embroiled or implicated in
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Awkward, clumsy or socially inept
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Thrashing
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Characterized by shaking or shuddering movements
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Lacking in purpose or use
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