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  Definition of fumble
  1. (sports) dropping the ball
  2. drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder; "fumble a grounder"
  3. handle clumsily
  4. feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"
  5. make one''s way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the door"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: muff, grope, blunder, botch, bumble, botch up, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up

 

See Also: grope for, scrabble

 

Derivational Morphology: muff, grope, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, fluff, bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, spoil, spoiling, spoilage, screwup

 

 
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