fumble

Part of speech: verb

To feel about clumsily.

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Usage examples "fumble":

  1. For a moment later Captain Bunker began to fumble in his waistcoat pocket with the one hand that was not clasping his wife's waist. - "Sally Dows and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  2. Nor did she fumble over a single hook in securing the skirt of ordinary life. - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
  3. I let myself over the side of the stretcher, hanging by one hand, and fumble for the controls. - "The Lost Kafoozalum", Pauline Ashwell.