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Verb
To deal with something clumsily or nervously, making a mistake or error in the process
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“I've met some reasonably powerful people in the world, and there's usually an aura that is quite difficult to crack, and you fumble for your words.”
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To grope or feel about for something with one's hands
“I fumble for my wallet and set two ten-dollar bills on the counter.”
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Move clumsily in various directions using the hands to find one's way
“She clumsily opened her book and fumbled around for her pen.”
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To idly touch or nervously handle
“The ball bounced in front of Scott Carson, who should have saved comfortably but could only fumble the ball over the line off his upper arm.”
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To speak hesitantly
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Search unsystematically and untidily through something
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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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Noun
A mistake, typically unintentional
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“Tennessee had just recovered a fumble at midfield late in the third quarter of its playoff game against the Patriots.”
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An act of fondling someone for sexual pleasure
“Earlier, two contestants hopped into bed together for a drink-fuelled fumble in the first spot of canoodling of the series.”
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A person's ruin or downfall
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