fumble

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfʌmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʌmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fumbəl)

Inflections of 'fumble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
fumbles
v 3rd person singular
fumbling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
fumbled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
fumbled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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fumble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. fumbled around (in the dark)
  2. fumbled around (in the dark) looking for [the door, a flashlight]
  3. fumbled around in the [drawer, glove compartment] (looking for)
  4. fumbled around for [change, a pen]
  5. fumbled in his pockets for (the key)
  6. fumbled with the [lock, doorknob]
  7. fumbled with chopsticks (at the restaurant)
  8. fumbled clumsily with her keys
  9. fumbled clumsily trying to get the door open
  10. fumbled his way through the [crowd, room]
  11. the [running back, quarterback] fumbled the football
  12. fumbled and recovered (by)
  13. fumbled (the football) on the return
  14. fumbled the football (when)
  15. try not to fumble
  16. was fumbling for words
  17. fumbled to find words
n
  1. caused a fumble
  2. recovered the fumble
  3. has had [ten] fumbles this season
  4. had [three] fumbles during the game
  5. didn't have a single fumble during the game
  6. is known for his fumbles
  7. had too many fumbles that game
  8. returned the fumble for a touchdown
  9. sexually explicit: a fumble [under the bedsheets, on the sofa]
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