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Synonyms for fumble

grope

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bungle

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to reach about or search blindly or uncertainly

to proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

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feel about uncertainly or blindly

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make one's way clumsily or blindly

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handle clumsily

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drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

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Honestly, I had not made it that far on my busy to-do list of fumbling around with cheap plastic baseball gear.
It's much better to watch somebody who is practiced at something and got good at it than it is to watch somebody fumbling around trying to look famous," the 67-year-old added.
Fumbling around with the standby altimeter button or turning it roughly can easily strip its gears.
Fumbling around in the dark trying to discover which end opens and then determining one end needs a strip torn off and when this is done, the bag has to be opened.
And there will be plenty of celebrated batsmen fumbling around like a 3am drunk looking for his door key.
No more fumbling around a crowded nightstand-just reach down into a pocket and pull out need.
Apparently, fumbling around in the dark is too dangerous for grown adults.
Well that's because we spend thousands of pounds each year on our nails and will not have them ruined fumbling around trying to open up the bonnet of our car.
Cleverly, he had bought himself a few precious seconds of delay by fumbling around for a box of Nurofen.
It's much easier than fumbling around trying to put a pin in the back of a cotter.
The attractive wooden structure had a warm handmade look and there was none of the incessant cacophony or fumbling around in the dark black box typical of many video exhibitions.
It's a good habit to develop now--so you won't become yet another adult fumbling around each morning saying, "Now, where did put my keys.
Anyone with a common household oven, some bucks to buy a sheet of Kydex and some fumbling around can produce things that look remarkably like holsters, but that's where the similarity ends.
Lavished with money but emotionally frozen out by his pallid father and "dragon lady" mother, Albee fled the family at 20, spent a decade fumbling around Greenwich Village, and emerged at 30 a full-fledged playwright with 1959's The Zoo Story, an existential encounter between two strangers on a park bench.
My hands are hands of searching, hands of testing, hands of hope, hands of gloom, always fumbling around on tables between papers and in drawers and in closets and in my clothes that have seen their share of loss.