verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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
The search giant is keenly interested in growing its cloud computing division alongside its business collaboration tools, yet its many attempts at developing chat services—Allo, Duo, Hangouts—have floundered.5 software acquisitions Salesforce’s Slack deal could spur|rhhackettfortune|December 4, 2020|Fortune
In fact, the games industry has thrived at a time when other entertainment mediums have floundered.
Arcadia, once a mighty business that dominated the British high street with brands such as Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and Dorothy Perkins, has been similarly floundering.Topshop is a casualty of Covid’s Darwinian culling of retailers|Marc Bain|November 30, 2020|Quartz
In Coach Zac Taylor’s second season, the team is floundering at 2-7-1 and now is without its franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future.Joe Burrow suffers serious knee injury, ending Bengals QB’s impressive rookie season|Sam Fortier|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Moreover, the show never fully decides whether Rory is floundering professionally because the economy is bad, because she is a bad journalist, or because she isn’t emotionally strong enough to handle the hustle.
His November 2007 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner speech in Iowa jump-started a floundering campaign.
There between the third and fourth version of “Sheep in Fog” is the shift that sets Plath floundering and signals her desperation.Sylvia Plath’s Darkest Sea: What an Unveiled Draft Poem Reveals|Olivia Cole|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this case, Santorum received a major assist from Ron Paul, who left Romney floundering in an embarrassingly weak third.Rick Santorum Reshuffles the GOP Primary Deck With MN, MO Wins|Michelle Cottle|February 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 2011, with the economy floundering and even bad jobs in short supply, advice like this might ring a bit idealistic.
When she graduated from Mount Holyoke College, leaving behind an undistinguished record, she was floundering.
So had he stopped there it would have been wonderfully well; but he had to go floundering innocently on.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
He loosed the blankets from his shoulders, and floundering down the slope was lost in the vapor.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Dawn found him at last, floundering hopelessly in snow-screened woods, going on toward he knew not where.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
After two or three more steps, the bottom fell away and, floundering savagely, he sank to his shoulders.The Girl From Keller's|Harold Bindloss
My fears of burglars or stray cattle were dispelled by the voices of lost and floundering men calling to each other.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge