Associations to the word «Fumble»


FUMBLE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To idly touch or nervously handle
FUMBLE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To grope awkwardly in trying to find something
FUMBLE, verb. (intransitive) To blunder uncertainly.
FUMBLE, verb. To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly.
FUMBLE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) (sports) To drop a ball or a baton etc.
FUMBLE, verb. To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
FUMBLE, noun. (sports) A ball etc. that has been dropped

Dictionary definition

FUMBLE, noun. (sports) dropping the ball.
FUMBLE, verb. Feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom".
FUMBLE, verb. Make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the door".
FUMBLE, verb. Handle clumsily.
FUMBLE, verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement".
FUMBLE, verb. Drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder; "fumble a grounder".

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