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Another word for fumble

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Verb
  1. To reach about or search blindly or uncertainly

      1. To push or jab at, as with a finger or an arm; prod.
      2. To make (a hole or pathway, for example) by or as if by prodding, elbowing, or jabbing:
      3. To push; thrust:
      1. To reach about uncertainly; feel one's way:
      2. To search blindly or uncertainly:
      3. To make (one's way) by reaching about uncertainly.
      1. To feel around with the hands; grope.
      2. To fall down; sprawl.
      3. To catch a fish or try to catch a fish by hand; noodle.
      1. To perceive through the sense of touch:
      2. To perceive as a physical sensation:
      3. To touch:
  2. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

      1. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
      2. To proceed unsteadily or falteringly; flounder.
      3. To act or speak falteringly or clumsily:
      1. To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
      2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
      3. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
      1. To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
      2. To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.
      3. To shift from position to position or move from place to place:
      1. To mix together, especially confusedly:
      2. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
      3. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
      1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
      2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily:
      3. An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
      1. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
      2. Nonsense; humbug.
      3. To fake or falsify:
      1. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
      2. To act or function in a confused or directionless manner; struggle:
      3. The act of floundering.
      1. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
      2. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
      3. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
      1. To speak in a faltering manner.
      2. To move, act, or proceed clumsily.
      3. To make a buzzing sound.
      1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
      2. To make a mistake.
      3. To move clumsily or haltingly.
    See also:

    thrive

  3. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess

Noun
  1. A stupid, clumsy mistake

    See also:

    correct

Another word for fumble

Noun
  1. See also:

    error

Verb
  1. See also:

    botch