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fumble
British English: /ˈfʌmb(ə)l/
American English: /ˈfəmbəl/

Translation of fumble in French:

noun

  • (American English) (Sport)
    échappé (m)

transitive verb

  • 1 (Sport)
    mal attraper
    (ball)
  • 2 (fluff, bungle)
    (entrance, attempt)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (fiddle clumsily) See examples: to fumble in one's bag for a cigarette/a tissue
    fouiller dans son sac pour trouver une cigarette/un mouchoir en papier
    to fumble with
    manier maladroitement
    (zipper, buttons)

Phrasal verbs

fumble about

fumble about (in dark)
to do pour faire
to fumble about in
(bag, drawer)

Definition of fumble in:

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