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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 sink Making 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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