Translation of fumble in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 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/desabrocharseExample 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [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 habitaciónExample 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.
- (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], metedura (feminine) de pata [colloquial/familiar]; (in US football) fumble (masculine)
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