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Verb
Express oneself or deal with something clumsily or nervously
“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.”
Verb
Do or handle something clumsily
“I stifled a yawn as I fumbled with the key, finally sticking it in correctly and turning the lock.”
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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.”
Verb
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.”
Noun
An unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
“Tennessee had just recovered a fumble at midfield late in the third quarter of its playoff game against the Patriots.”
Noun
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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