"fumbles" in the noun sense
1. fumble, muff
sports) dropping the ball
"fumbles" in the verb sense
1. grope, fumble
feel about uncertainly or blindly
"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"
2. fumble, blunder
make one's way clumsily or blindly
"He fumbled towards the door"
4. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, 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, fuck up
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"
drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
"fumble a grounder"
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