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What is another word for fumble?

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To deal with something clumsily or nervously, typically making a mistake in the process
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“The principal started to stutter and fumble her words as she told the locksmith the storeroom had to have a different lock than the classroom.”
To fail to execute a skill or maneuver
“Should he fumble the catch, the ball can be recovered by the opposition.”
To grope or feel about for something with one's hands
“I fumble for my wallet and set two ten-dollar bills on the counter.”
To move clumsily in various directions using the hands to find one's way
“I had to fumble around in the dark as I groped around for the light switch.”
To make an inaccurate or poor contact or strike
To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
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A mistake, typically unintentional
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“Holland had a bit of a mix-up in an interview when it came to drag racing. Luckily, he quickly recovered from his fumble.”
(figurative) An act of fondling someone for self-titillation
“There would be a few servicemen on leave on the hunt for a goodnight kiss and a fumble afterwards.”
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