fumbling :

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fuhm buh ling

  • v  feel about uncertainly or blindly
  • v  make one's way clumsily or blindly
  • v  handle clumsily
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
  • s  showing lack of skill or aptitude
    his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf

  • For the true believers, he isn't fumbling - mistakes were made and he's taking the credit.
  • The most difficult moments of my parenthood (so far) involved my fumbling attempts to discuss sex with my adolescent daughter.
  • The hallmark of his characters is the fumbling confession of furtive love; but in this idealized Catalonia, where nothing romantic is forbidden, everything is beautiful, as .
News & Articles

  • Plea Deal in Fatal Oshkosh Hit-and-Run
    Prosecutors say Tina Trepanier was drunk and fumbling with a cell phone when she hit Gina Michelin last September.
    June 14, 2013 - WBAY Green Bay
  • 1978 Mercedes-Benz W123 Reviews - Page 2 of 2
    The power windows are working, but I guess the last owner was fumbling with the electrical system, but I am fixing it. The brakes need to be serviced.
    June 13, 2013 - Carsurvey.org
  • Orlando Police recognize citizens for stepping up to help fight crime
    Retired state highway trooper Sandra Bailey helped an Orlando police officer arrest a violent suspect. While Orlando police Sgt. Kevin Roberson struggled to arrest a violent traffic offender, he heard two pops, looked down between his legs and saw the man's hand fumbling with a revolver.        
    June 12, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel

  • Phil Jackson in Los Angeles Times
    The big key with Drew is they wouldn't let him play,Jackson said Saturday. "They called a walk on him that wasn't a walk. He was fumbling the ball around and they were smacking him around. It was just a roughhouse game."
  • Mark Gottfried in AUtigers.com (subscription)
    With all of our troubles and miscues and fumbling and bumbling around we're sitting here with a chance to play for a Western Division Championship,Gottfried said, "and potentially an NCAA tournament berth. I don't think we're out of the...
  • Devin Hester in Sports Network
    After fumbling the early kick, I knew I had to do something to bring us back and turn the game around,Hester said.

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