verb (used without object), fum·bled, fum·bling.
verb (used with object), fum·bled, fum·bling.
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Following the fumble, all hope for a comeback—and, by extension, for a competitive game—vanished.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Getting the ball back after the fumble and running 83 yards for the game-winning touchdown is a little better.It’s Time for Obama to Go on Offense on Health Care|Michael Tomasky|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But there were a whole lot of people crying “fumble” then, too.Anyone Who Counts Obama Out Hasn’t Reckoned on His Survival Skills|Joshua DuBois|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fly, Ravens, Fly Baltimore capitalized on the James fumble, carving up the vaunted 49er defense with a mixture of run and pass.
Yet the Saudis backed the intervention in Libya—only to see the Americans fumble their leadership once again.
When Tippy, in her bathrobe and with a candle, came down the dark hall to fumble at the door and let me in, I didn't say a word.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston
Do not fumble with it, or succumb to the insinuating temptation of clinging to what is so effective.How to See a Play|Richard Burton
The other officer came up and began to fumble for a note book in the breast of his dirty tunic.The Crimson Tide|Robert W. Chambers
She continued doggedly to fumble with dials and switches, trying to modulate it and raise the ship.Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
Kate rose abruptly, walked back to her seat and began to fumble about the baggage.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott