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Synonyms for fumble
ˈfʌm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fumble, muff(verb)

    (sports) dropping the ball

    Synonyms:
    muff

  2. grope, fumble(verb)

    feel about uncertainly or blindly

    "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"

    Synonyms:
    spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, grope, blunder, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

  3. fumble, blunder(verb)

    make one's way clumsily or blindly

    "He fumbled towards the door"

    Synonyms:
    blurt out, botch, bungle, grope, sin, muck up, blunder out, mishandle, bumble, botch up, goof, blow, blunder, flub, ball up, bollocks up, bollocks, mess up, louse up, screw up, spoil, muff, boob, blurt, foul up, drop the ball, fluff, ejaculate, bobble, bollix up, bollix, bodge

  4. fumble(verb)

    handle clumsily

    Synonyms:
    spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, grope, blunder, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

  5. 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(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, screw up, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, mess up, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, fluff, mess, mishandle, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  6. fumble(verb)

    drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

    "fumble a grounder"

    Synonyms:
    spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, grope, blunder, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fumble(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    feel about (awkwardly or childishly), make awkward attempts

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  1. List of known nicknames for "Fumble":

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How to use fumble in a sentence?

  1. John Heisman:

    Gentlemen, it is better to have died as a small boy than to fumble this football.

  2. Martin Charlton:

    There is no textbook you can go buy. There is no self-help guide. You just sort of fumble your way through it, you're figuring it out every day.

  3. Jerry Rice:

    This may be a decision the The Buffaloes lament : A fumble on a conservative run play while trying to run out the clock with less than 30 seconds remaining until halftime. The Utes turned Jarek Broussards miscue into a 42-yard field goal by Jadon Redding as time expired to give the offense a little confidence boost. Ty Jordan shined in a matchup between two highly touted tailbacks. The freshman finished with 147 yards rushing. His counterpart, Broussard, started slow but finished with 80 yards, which was well below his 183.3 average. The Buffaloes suffered a huge blow in the first half when they lost linebacker Nate Landman to what could be a season-ending ankle injury. Using a scooter and wearing a leg brace, the emotional leader of the team returned to the sideline. His absence was felt in the second half. Jerry Rice gave The Buffaloes a 14-7 lead late in the first half with Colorados first punt return for a score since Sept. 9, 2017. Jerry Rice also scored on a bubble screen to put The Buffaloes up 21-10 moments in the the third quarter. The last Colorado player to record a TD on both a reception and a return( punt or kickoff) in the same game was Walter Stanley against Texas Tech on Sept. 12, 1981, according to the school. Rices feat felt bittersweet in light of the loss. Kind of hurts.

  4. Filmmaker Evan Briggs:

    It's something that you or I could do in 30 seconds flat, and watching them both try to fumble through with limited dexterity was kind of painful but sweet because they really needed each other to make it happen, you could tell the kids felt, we're doing this together, and we're helping each other, and it's not yet another situation where I'm not big enough.

  5. Penn State coach James Franklin:

    THE TAKEAWAY Penn State : The mistakes proved costly. Penn State coach James Franklin will be on major clean-up duty this week after seeing three red-zone possessions end without points, three missed field goals, two interceptions, one lost fumble, a muffed punt and a fumbled kickoff return in addition to Fords late TD run and the late defensive breakdowns. Indiana : This victory is a huge step for the program. Allen know the Hoosiers need to start beating ranked teams more consistently, and this one came on a day the defense played reasonably well and the offense managed only 221 yards 19:35 of possession time. POLL IMPLICATIONS Penn State will slip in the Top 25, perhaps precipitously. The defense played well but broke down late while the offense and special teams werent anywhere near championship caliber. Its turnovers and penalties.


Translations for fumble

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  • изпускам, бърникам, тършувамBulgarian
  • fummelnGerman
  • perder el balon, buscar a tientasSpanish
  • sählätä, hapuilla, hamuilla, möhlätä, munataFinnish
  • tripoter, tâtonnerFrench
  • frugare, armeggiare, annaspare, farfugliare, giocherellare, balbettareItalian
  • いじり回す, 探り回すJapanese
  • мять, теребить, нащупывать, шарить, мямлитьRussian

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