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Fumble vs. Fimble

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Fumbleverb

To handle nervously or awkwardly.

‘Waiting for the interview, he fumbled with his tie.’; ‘He fumbled the key into the lock.’;

Fimbleverb

To fumble; do (anything) imperfectly or irresolutely.

Fumbleverb

To grope awkwardly in trying to find something

‘He fumbled for his keys.’; ‘He fumbled his way to the light-switch.’;

Fimblenoun

The male hemp plant.

Fumbleverb

(intransitive) To blunder uncertainly.

‘He fumbled through his prepared speech.’;

Fimblenoun

Light summer hemp, that bears no seed.

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Fumbleverb

To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly.

‘to fumble for an excuse’;

Fumbleverb

To drop a ball or a baton etc. by accident.

Fumbleverb

To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.

Fumblenoun

A ball etc. that has been dropped by accident.

Fumblenoun

(British) A dessert similar to a cross between a fool and a crumble.

Fumbleverb

To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.

‘Adams now began to fumble in his pockets.’;

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Fumbleverb

To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.

‘My understanding flutters and my memory fumbles.’; ‘Alas! how he fumbles about the domains.’;

Fumbleverb

To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.

‘I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.’;

Fumbleverb

To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.

Fumblenoun

(sports) dropping the ball

Fumbleverb

feel about uncertainly or blindly;

‘She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom’;

Fumbleverb

make one's way clumsily or blindly;

‘He fumbled towards the door’;

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Fumbleverb

handle clumsily

Fumbleverb

make a mess of, destroy or ruin;

‘I botched the dinner and we had to eat out’; ‘the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement’;

Fumbleverb

drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder;

‘fumble a grounder’;

Fumble

A fumble in gridiron football occurs when a player who has possession and control of the ball loses it before being downed (tackled), scoring, or going out of bounds. By rule, it is any act other than passing, kicking, punting, or successful handing that results in loss of ball possession by a player.

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