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fumble

US [ˈfʌmb(ə)l]
UK ['fʌmb(ə)l]
  • v.失球;笨手笨脚地做(某事);笨拙地摸找(某物);笨嘴拙舌地说话
  • n.笨拙的手部动作;乱摸;掉球
  • Web摸索;搜寻;接球不稳
Simple Present:fumbles  Present Participle:fumbling  Past Tense:fumbled  
fumble
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v.
1.
[i][t]
笨手笨脚地做(某事);笨拙地摸找(某物)to use your hands in an awkward way when you are doing sth or looking for sth
She fumbled in her pocket for a handkerchief.
她在口袋里胡乱摸找手帕。
He fumbled with the buttons on his shirt.
他笨手笨脚地摆弄衬衣上的纽扣。
She was fumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch.
她摸黑找电灯开关。
He fumbled the key into the ignition.
他笨拙地把钥匙插进汽车点火开关。
I fumbled to zip up my jacket.
我笨手笨脚地拉上夹克的拉链。
2.
[i][t]
笨嘴拙舌地说话;支支吾吾地说to have difficulty speaking clearly or finding the right words to say
During the interview, she fumbled helplessly for words.
面试时她支支吾吾找不出适当的话语。
to fumble an announcement
结结巴巴地宣告
3.
[t]
~ sth
失球;接球失误;漏接to drop a ball or to fail to stop or kick it
n.
1.
[sing]
笨拙的手部动作;乱摸an awkward action using the hands
2.
[c]
(美式足球)失球,接球失误,漏接,掉球the action of dropping the ball while it is in play in American football

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