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  1. fumble

    • IPA[ˈfəmbəl]

    美式

    • v.
      use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something;move clumsily in various directions using the hands to find one's way
    • n.
      an act of using the hands clumsily while doing or handling something;an act of dropping or losing control of the ball, sometimes causing a turnover
    • verb: fumble, 3rd person present: fumbles, gerund or present participle: fumbling, past tense: fumbled, past participle: fumbled

    • noun: fumble, plural noun: fumbles

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something she fumbled with the lock
    • move clumsily in various directions using the hands to find one's way Greg fumbled around in the closet and found his black jacket
    • use the hands clumsily to move (something) as specified she fumbled a cigarette from her bag
    • drop or lose control of (the ball), sometimes causing a turnover he seldom fumbled a ball
    • (in other ball games) fail to catch or field (the ball, a pass, a shot, etc.) cleanly.
    • express oneself or deal with something clumsily or nervously asked for explanations, Michael had fumbled for words

    名詞

    • 1. an act of using the hands clumsily while doing or handling something just one fumble during a tire change could separate the winners from the losers
    • an act of dropping or losing control of the ball, sometimes causing a turnover his fumble was recovered on the 6-yard line
    • (in other ball games) an act of failing to catch or field the ball cleanly.
    • an act of managing or dealing with something clumsily we are not talking about subtle errors of judgment, but major fumbles
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    • IPA[ˈfʌmb(ə)l]

    英式

    • v.
      do or handle something clumsily: she fumbled with the lock
    • n.
      an act of doing or handling something clumsily: just one fumble during a tyre change could separate the winners from the losers

    Oxford Dictionary