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flounder

verb [I]  /ˈflɑʊn·dər/ us  

flounder verb [I] (MOVE AWKWARDLY)

to move awkwardly or to be in an awkward or difficult situation: She floundered around in the water. He lost the next page of his speech and floundered for a few seconds. His business was flourishing, but his marriage was floundering.

flounder

noun [C]  /ˈflɑʊn·dər/ ( plural flounder) us  

flounder noun [C] (FISH)

a flat fish that is used as food
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