Synonyms for fumble

Synonyms for (noun) fumble

Synonyms: muff, fumble

Definition: (sports) dropping the ball

Similar words: bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, fuckup, flub, foul-up, pratfall

Definition: an embarrassing mistake

Synonyms for (verb) fumble

Synonyms: fumble

Definition: drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

Usage: fumble a grounder

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: fumble

Definition: handle clumsily

Similar words: handle, palm

Definition: touch, lift, or hold with the hands

Usage: Don't handle the merchandise


Synonyms: fumble, grope

Definition: feel about uncertainly or blindly

Usage: She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

Similar words: look for, search, seek

Definition: try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

Usage: The police are searching for clues; They are searching for the missing man in the entire county


Synonyms: fumble, blunder

Definition: make one's way clumsily or blindly

Usage: He fumbled towards the door

Similar words: go across, go through, pass

Definition: go across or through

Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind


Synonyms: flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, spoil, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle

Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Usage: I botched the dinner and we had to eat out; the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably