Translation of fumble in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfʌmbəl/

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 for sth she fumbled for the keyhole buscó a tientas la cerradura he fumbled for the right words tartamudeó, tratando de encontrar las palabras adecuadasto fumble with sth she fumbled with her buttons intentó torpemente abrocharse/desabrocharse
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    • 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.
    1.2 (in US football) fumblear

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 habitación
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    • 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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