verb (used without object)
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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
Example sentences from the Web for flounder
Gow floundered down the slope, trying to find a clearing in the thick trees.How One Man Survived a Plane Crash and 5 Days in the Snowy Canadian Wilderness—and Went On to Help Shape the Modern Ski Industry|Cassidy Randall|December 27, 2020|Time
Companies with healthy balance sheets will be on the lookout for smaller upstarts and floundering rivals they can scoop up.2021’s hottest fashion trend will be widespread industry consolidation|Marc Bain|December 26, 2020|Quartz
Last summer, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson floundered while responding to the pandemic, Sunak arranged direct wage subsidies and has become the skinny-suited face of the country’s fiscal policy.
Certainly there were those who were married, but many floundered, living solitary lives.
His bid quickly floundered; memorable only for his promise to try to evangelize Chuck Schumer if elected to the Senate.
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
The Cockalorum pondered over this for a moment, and then murmuring, "I prefer croquet," floundered away through the waving grass.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
At last the lascar rose and floundered through the mud toward the village, but he was careful to leave an ally to watch the boats.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Occasionally the horses floundered over smooth rocks and were nearly carried away.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Walking, half awake, Ida floundered among the boulders and through a horrible maze of whitened driftwood cast up by the stream.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
He floundered aimlessly, striving by short sallies to recover the path from which the storm had taken him, but all to no purpose.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper