fumble: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fum'bul), [key]
— v., n. -bled, -bling,
  1. to feel or grope about clumsily: She fumbled in her purse for the keys.
  2. to fumble the ball.
  1. to make, handle, etc., clumsily or inefficiently: to fumble an attempt; He fumbled his way through the crowded room.
  2. to fail to hold or maintain hold on (a ball) after having touched it or carried it.
  1. the act of fumbling: We completed the difficult experiment without a fumble.
  2. an act or instance of fumbling the ball.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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