Translation of fumble in Spanish:
- 1 (grope) he was fumbling (around o about) in the darkbuscaba algo a tientas y a ciegas en la oscuridadshe fumbled in her pocketsrevolvió or hurgó en sus bolsillosto fumble
forsomethingshe fumbled for the keyholebuscó a tientas la cerradurahe fumbled for the right wordstartamudeó, tratando de encontrar las palabras adecuadasto fumble withsomethingshe fumbled with her buttonsintentó torpemente abrocharse/desabrocharseExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 (in US football)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.
- (American English) [colloquial]
metedura (feminine) de pata [colloquial](in US football) fumble (masculine)Example sentences
- 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.
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