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English definition of “flounder”

flounder

verb [I]     /ˈflaʊndər/
MOVEMENT to make wild movements with your arms or body, especially because you are trying not to sinkMaking short, sudden movementsMovement on or through water
NOT KNOW to not know what to do or say: When he resigned, the team was left floundering.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
FAIL If a relationship, organization, or plan flounders, it fails or begins to experience problems: By 1993 his marriage was floundering.Faults and mistakes
(Definition of flounder verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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