|1.||[ verb ] feel about uncertainly or blindly|
"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"
|Related terms:||search grope_for grope|
|2.||[ noun ] (baseball,sport,american football) dropping the ball (in baseball or football)|
|Related terms:||blunder baseball American_football|
|3.||[ verb ] handle clumsily|
|Related terms:||handle handle|
|4.||[ verb ] make one's way clumsily or blindly|
"He fumbled towards the door"
|5.||[ verb ] make a mess of, destroy or ruin|
|Synonyms:||louse_up spoil fuck_up flub muck_up foul_up mess_up blunder bollocks_up mishandle blow bumble bungle botch_up fluff bobble bollix screw_up bollix_up bollocks ball_up muff botch|
"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out" "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
|Related terms:||fail blurt_out blunder spoil bungler fluff ballup screwup|
|6.||[ verb ] (games) drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder in baseball|
: "fumble a grounder"
|Related terms:||play baseball|