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flounder

verb [I]     /ˈflaʊn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
to experience great difficulties or be completely unable to decide what to do or say next: He lost the next page of his speech and floundered (about/around) for a few seconds. Although his business was a success, his marriage was floundering. In 1986 Richardson resigned as chairman, leaving the company floundering.Experiencing difficulties
(Definition of flounder verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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