verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM flounderfloun·der·ing·ly, adverbun·floun·der·ing, adjective
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Definition for flounder (2 of 2)
noun, plural (especially collectively) floun·der, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) floun·ders.
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Example sentences from the Web for flounder
As the continent is constituted currently, you cannot have a successful Pan-Africanism economically, socially, and culturally, while its biggest nation flounders.
It’s unlikely the HEROES Act will get passed as is, but you know, a floundering industry can dream.What the New Iteration of the HEROES Act Would Mean for Restaurants|Jaya Saxena|September 29, 2020|Eater
As Magic Leap floundered, it began to re-examine its options.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one|Verne Kopytoff|September 26, 2020|Fortune
Starting several decades ago, four psychologists decided to examine how individuals flourish or flounder over the long run.‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves|Bruce Bower|September 16, 2020|Science News
A decade ago, city leaders floated a brand new City Hall complex but the idea floundered and the city, instead, began renegotiating its leases.
Instead, Bayou, Israel's hedge-fund group, continued to flounder and the deception only grew.
China may flounder on the soccer field, but the country is in the grip of a mad World Cup fever.
And, indeed, Mart soon found that he need spend no worry over leaving wounded fish to flounder out their lives.The Pirate Shark|Elliott Whitney
The alligator gave a spring, and began to flounder in the sand, while his companions deserted him, taking to the water.Down South|Oliver Optic
They rise to Alpine heights of pure wisdom and power, leaving him to flounder ignobly in the mire of his own fatuity.The Spenders|Harry Leon Wilson
What we've done so far, you might best describe as flounder.Project Mastodon|Clifford Donald Simak
Where the crust held us we made good time, but most of the way we had to flounder along through soft drifts.Track's End|Hayden Carruth