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English noun: fumble

1. fumble (act) (sports) dropping the ball


Synonymsmuff


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game, baseball, baseball game


English verb: fumble

1. fumble (contact) feel about uncertainly or blindly


SamplesShe groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom.


Synonymsgrope


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

2. fumble (motion) make one's way clumsily or blindly


SamplesHe fumbled towards the door.


Synonymsblunder


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

3. fumble (contact) handle clumsily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)handle, palm

4. fumble (social) make a mess of, destroy or ruin


SamplesI botched the dinner and we had to eat out.
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement.


Synonymsball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

5. fumble (competition) drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder


SamplesFumble a grounder.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game









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