verb (used without object)
Words nearby flounder
OTHER WORDS FROM flounderfloun·der·ing·ly, adverbun·floun·der·ing, adjective
Definition for flounder (2 of 2)
noun, plural (especially collectively) floun·der, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) floun·ders.
Origin of flounder2
Examples from the Web for flounder
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