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

Translation of fumble in French:


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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

  • 1 (fiddle clumsily) 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)
tâtonner (to do pour faire)
to fumble about in
fouiller dans (bag, drawer)
Definition of fumble in:
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