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English definition of “flounder”

flounder

verb [I] (MOVE AWKWARDLY)   /ˈflɑʊn·dər/
to move awkwardly or to be in an awkward or difficult situation: She floundered around in the water. He lost the next page of his speech and floundered for a few seconds. His business was flourishing, but his marriage was floundering.
(Definition of flounder verb (MOVE AWKWARDLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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