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Synonyms for fumbleˈfʌm bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fumble, muff(verb)

    (sports) dropping the ball

    Synonyms:
    fumble, 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, fumble, 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, fumble, 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, fumble, 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


Translations for fumble

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изпускам, бърникам, тършувамBulgarian
  • fummelnGerman
  • perder el balonSpanish
  • 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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