flounder

Part of speech: verb

To stumble or struggle awkwardly or helplessly.

Part of speech: noun

A fish with broad flat body.

Part of speech: noun

A stumbling motion.

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Usage examples "flounder":

  1. Hence we all have to flounder about on awful roads in motor- cars, which break down and have to be dug out, and always collapse at the wrong moment, so we have to stay out all night. - "My War Experiences in Two Continents", Sarah Macnaughtan.
  2. The Flounder will at last be tired out. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. Rocked on the gentle waves, warmed daily by the golden sun, the eggs hatched into flounder babies. - "The Sun's Babies", Edith Howes.