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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
fumble /'fʌmbl/
  • danh từ
    • sự dò dẫm, sự sờ soạng; sự lần mò
    • sự lóng ngóng, sự vụng về
    • nội động từ
      • dò dẫm, sờ soạng; lần mò
        • to fumble in one's pocket for a key: sờ soạng trong túi tìm chìa khoá
      • làm lóng ngóng, làm vụng về
      • nội động từ
        • làm (việc gì) một cách lóng ngóng, làm (việc gì) một cách vụng về
          • to fumble the ball: bắt bóng một cách lóng ngóng
      Concise Dictionary
      +(sports) dropping the ball
      +feel about uncertainly or blindly
      +make one's way clumsily or blindly
      +handle clumsily
      +make a mess of, destroy or ruin
      +drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 grope, feel, stumble:
      She fumbled about for the light switch.
      2 mishandle, drop, muff, bungle, botch, Colloq US bobble, flub:
      Bosworth fumbled the ball and Fernpath scored again.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      verb, noun
      + verb
      1 ~ (at / with / in sth) (for sth)
      ~ (around) to use your hands in an an awkward way when you are doing sth or looking for sth: [V] She fumbled in her pocket for a handkerchief. + He fumbled with the buttons on his shirt. + She was fumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch. + [VN] He fumbled the key into the ignition. [also V to inf]
      2 to have difficulty speaking clearly or finding the right words to say: [V] During the interview, she fumbled helplessly for words. + [VN] to fumble an announcement
      3 [VN] (especially in sport) to drop a ball or to fail to stop or kick it
      + noun
      1 [sing.] (also fumbling [C, usually pl.]) an awkward action using the hands
      2 [C] (AmE) the action of dropping the ball while it is in play in American football: After a Pittsburgh fumble, Miami scored a touchdown.

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