fumbling

fumbling
fumble VERB 1) use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something. 2) (of the hands) do or handle something clumsily. 3) (fumble about/around) move about clumsily using the hands to find one's way. 4) express oneself or deal with something clumsily or nervously. 5) (in ball games) fail to catch or field (the ball) cleanly.
NOUN an act of fumbling.
DERIVATIVES fumbler noun fumbling adjective.
ORIGIN Low German fommeln or Dutch fommelen.

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