verb (used without object)
Related formsfloun·der·ing·ly, adverbun·floun·der·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for floundered
And indeed, when people tried to explain things like the banking system to me, I floundered.
Google so far has floundered in the living room, with a half-baked product called Google TV that was a total flop.Microsoft’s Tablet Revolution: Surface Marks End of the PC Era|Dan Lyons|June 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While Romney has floundered to explain his religion, Love is confident in her faith.She-PAC Targets Democratic Misogynist Hypocrisy, Pushes GOP Women Candidates|Allison Yarrow|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Steve Jobs first left in 1985, Apple floundered until he came back.
We just floundered on with bloody knees and elbows until they ordered us out of the water.
But the men in power fumbled and floundered on until we had forfeited our mastery in the air to our enemies.England and Germany|Emile Joseph Dillon
The Pup floundered off obediently to get the chip, and Baiseley, muttering inarticulate abuse, slouched away to his sled.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
We floundered on for some yards, when our feet reached firm ground.Snow Shoes and Canoes|William H. G. Kingston
"Dragging you here to this house the way we did," I floundered desperately.Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Here we floundered about in a hopeless manner in the darkness.13 Days|John Alan Lyde Caunter