- 1.1 (grope) he was fumbling (around o about) in the dark buscaba algo a tientas y a ciegas en la oscuridad she fumbled in her pockets revolvió or hurgó en sus bolsillosto fumble
forsth she fumbled for the keyhole buscó a tientas la cerradura he fumbled for the right words tartamudeó, tratando de encontrar las palabras adecuadasto fumble withsth she fumbled with her buttons intentó torpemente abrocharse/desabrocharseMore example sentences1.2 (in US football) fumblear
- Clumsily fumbling around in his personal possessions with fingers which had fallen half-asleep, the emissary produced a neatly rolled-up paper and handed it over to the scaly hand before him.
- Clumsily, he fumbled around for tissues, but couldn't find any.
- She clumsily opened her book and fumbled around for her pen.
- [ball] dejar caer; (in US football) fumblear to fumble one's way she fumbled her way across the unlit room cruzó a tientas la oscura habitaciónMore example sentences
- The Crigglestone fullback fumbled the ball allowing Neil Kennedy and Ian Barnes to get their hands on the ball at the same time just before the ball went dead.
- Cody was much less productive, fumbling the ball at crucial times and finding his way into coach Dave McGinnis' doghouse.
- Instead, Curry fumbles the ball slightly, blowing the chance for a dunk.
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- (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], metedura (f) de pata [familiar/colloquial]; (in US football) fumble (m)More example sentences
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- Finally, have sex when you're awake, not just at the end of the day when it's a quick fumble before you fall asleep.
- She gets two more drinks and a quick fumble with the hunky policeman, who apologises for his insensitivity to the subtleties of the evidence.
- We then proceeded to snog, fumble, grope and rub, until her friends pulled her off onto the dancefloor.
- He registered eight tackles, had two sacks, recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal - all despite being blocked most of the game by a tackle and tight end.
- He registered two sacks, blocked a field goal and recovered a fumble.
- Culpepper made two critical mistakes - a fumble on the goal line and, to a lesser extent, the game-ending interception.