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English definition of “fumble”

fumble

verb [I usually + adv/prep] (DO STH AWKWARDLY)    /ˈfʌm.bl̩/
to do something awkwardly, especially when using your hands: I fumbled with the lock. He fumbled in his pockets for some change. She fumbled around/about in her handbag, looking for her key. They fumbled around/about (= moved awkwardly) in the dark, trying to find their way out of the cinema.Inability and awkwardness
(Definition of fumble verb (DO STH AWKWARDLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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