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Synonyms for fumble
ˈfʌm bəlfum·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fumble, muffverb

    (sports) dropping the ball

    Synonyms:
    muff

  2. grope, fumbleverb

    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, blunderverb

    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. fumbleverb

    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 upverb

    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. fumbleverb

    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. fumbleverb

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Fumble":

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How to use fumble in a sentence?

  1. Jim Davis/The:

    We met in the hallway as we were passing before the interview process was going to start, i said ‘Hey’ and introduced myself and everything. He looked me in the eye and said, ‘There’s one thing. It was a fumble.’ So Raider Nation, if you’re worried, he’s already come over to the dark side.

  2. James Robinson:

    When [a fumble] happens and you’re out for that long, you’ve gotta feel that way, i was just waiting my turn to get back in the game and it didn’t really come until the third quarter.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Tanner Mordecai:

    We kind of shot ourselves in the foot, specifically me, that fumble and the interception could have easily been avoided.


Translations for fumble

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  • تلمسArabic
  • тършувам, бърникам, изпускамBulgarian
  • fummelnGerman
  • buscar a tientas, perder el balonSpanish
  • sählätä, hapuilla, munata, hamuilla, möhlätäFinnish
  • tâtonner, tripoterFrench
  • farfugliare, balbettare, giocherellare, annaspare, armeggiare, frugareItalian
  • 探り回す, いじり回すJapanese
  • нащупывать, шарить, теребить, мямлить, мятьRussian

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