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Fumble vs. Mumble

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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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Mumble

To utter indistinctly by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth
Mumbled an insincere apology.
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Fumble

To touch or handle nervously or idly
Fumble with a necktie.
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Mumble

To chew slowly or ineffectively without or as if without teeth.
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Fumble

To grope awkwardly to find or to accomplish something
Fumble for a key.
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Mumble

To speak words indistinctly, as by lowering the voice or partially closing the mouth.
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Fumble

To proceed awkwardly and uncertainly; blunder
Fumble through a speech.
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Mumble

To chew food slowly or ineffectively, as if with the gums.
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Fumble

(Football) To drop a ball that is in play.
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Mumble

A low indistinct sound or utterance.
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Fumble

(Baseball) To mishandle a ground ball.
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Mumble

To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.
Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.
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Fumble

To touch or handle clumsily or idly
"fumbled the skeleton key into the lock and turned it" (Bentley Dadmun).
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Mumble

To chew something gently with closed lips.
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Fumble

To make a mess of; bungle.
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Mumble

A quiet or unintelligible vocalization; a low tone of voice.
All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.
He spoke in a barely comprehensible mumble.
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Fumble

To feel or make (one's way) awkwardly.
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Mumble

To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter.
Peace, you mumbling fool.
A wrinkled hag, with age grown double,Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.
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Fumble

(Football) To drop (a ball) while in play.
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Mumble

To chew something gently with closed lips.
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Fumble

(Baseball) To mishandle (a ground ball).
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Mumble

To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.
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Fumble

The act or an instance of fumbling.
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Mumble

To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.
Gums unarmed, to mumble meat in vain.
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Fumble

(Sports) A ball that has been fumbled.
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Mumble

To suppress, or utter imperfectly.
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Fumble

To handle nervously or awkwardly.
Waiting for the interview, he fumbled with his tie.
He fumbled the key into the lock.
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Mumble

Talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
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Fumble

To grope awkwardly in trying to find something
He fumbled for his keys.
He fumbled his way to the light-switch.
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Mumble

Grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty;
The old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food
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Fumble

(intransitive) To blunder uncertainly.
He fumbled through his prepared speech.
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Fumble

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

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

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

Of a man, to sexually underperform.
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Fumble

A ball etc. that has been dropped by accident.
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Fumble

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

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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Fumble

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.
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Fumble

To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.
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Fumble

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

(sports) dropping the ball
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Fumble

Feel about uncertainly or blindly;
She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
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Fumble

Make one's way clumsily or blindly;
He fumbled towards the door
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Fumble

Handle clumsily
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Fumble

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
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Fumble

Drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder;
Fumble a grounder
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