Definition of “fumble” - English Dictionary

“fumble” in British English

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uk /ˈfʌm.bəl/ us /ˈfʌm.bəl/

(Definition of “fumble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“fumble” in American English

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fumbleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈfʌm·bəl/

to feel around awkwardly, esp. with your hands:

[ I ] Jack fumbled in his pocket for the keys.
[ I ] My mind went blank, and I began to fumble for words.

In some sports, esp. football, if you fumble the ball you fail to hold it after touching or carrying it.

(Definition of “fumble” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)