verb (used without object), fum·bled, fum·bling.
verb (used with object), fum·bled, fum·bling.
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Officials originally ruled the play a turnover on a fumble lost by Drake.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Buccaneers generated a turnover to begin the second half, knocking the football from Drew Brees’s hand in the pocket before his arm started forward for a fumble.Tom Brady and the Bucs were no match, again, for Drew Brees and the Saints|Mark Maske|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
The Ravens’ other touchdown came on a pivotal, 65-yard fumble return by the Ravens’ Chuck Clark, after Indianapolis had scored first while Baltimore’s offense struggled out of the gate against the Colts’ second-ranked defense.Steelers stay unbeaten, Chargers drop another heartbreaker in NFL Week 9|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Washington quarterback Kyle Allen passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns against the Giants in Week 6, but he also committed a pair of turnovers, including a fumble that was returned for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.Four takeaways from Washington’s 23-20 loss to the Giants|Scott Allen|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Recovering fumbles isn’t a skill, but some teams, such as the Dallas Cowboys, have lost out on almost eight points per game after accounting for when and where the fumble takes place.The Bills, Bears and Browns aren’t as good as their records|Neil Greenberg|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Huckabee framed the situation this way: “We are fumbling on multiple fronts.”Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast|Lloyd Green|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Season one of OITNB chronicled her clumsy, fumbling attempts to get her legs under her so she could run for safety.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season Two Is More Bingeworthy Than the First|Kevin Fallon|May 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By fumbling that final big decision, Ferguson may have tarnished his legacy forever.
But on the IRS story, there was systematic "fumbling" in the West Wing.
Fumbling over the words, he shouts, “This goddammed stutter!”‘Hyde Park on Hudson’: Is Bill Murray as FDR an Oscar Frontrunner?|Marlow Stern|September 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Fumbling with the fasteners of her wide cape she drew it back and revealed a bewilderingly beautiful creation beneath.Eve to the Rescue|Ethel Hueston
With solid or crisp food there may be a good deal of hesitation and fumbling before he sets himself to masticate and swallow.The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
All of them had seen Zuleika as she came down to the river; and now they sat gaping up at her, fumbling with their oars.Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
"We must try to track 'em, since we can't hear 'em," said Jan, fumbling in his pockets.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
In half an hour he returned again; and fumbling in his pocket, and drawing forth a candlestick, levelled it at Grace.The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings|Harriet Beecher Stowe