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Adjective
Having or showing a lack of skill or knowledge
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“I thought back to that fumbled attempt at my first pelvic exam with the nurse.”
Verb
Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for move clumsily in various directions using the hands to find one's way
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“She clumsily opened her book and fumbled around for her pen.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to physically struggle or flail around clumsily
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Past tense for to speak hesitantly
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Past tense for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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