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Verb: fumble  fúm-bul
  1. Feel about uncertainly or blindly
    "She fumbled for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom";
    - grope
     
  2. Make one's way clumsily or blindly
    "He fumbled towards the door";
    - blunder
     
  3. Handle clumsily
     
  4. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I fumbled the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, butcher, balls up, cock up [Brit], goof up
     
  5. (baseball) drop, juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
    "fumble a grounder"
Noun: fumble  fúm-bul
  1. (sport) dropping the ball
    - muff

Derived forms: fumbling, fumbles, fumbled

Type of: bloomer, blooper [N. Amer], blue [Austral, NZ], blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, fail, flub [N. Amer], foul-up, go across, go through, go wrong, handle, look for, miscarry, palm, pass, play, pratfall, search, seek

Encyclopedia: Fumble