fumble with

phr verb
Fumble with is used with these nouns as the object: ↑button

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  • Fumble — Fum ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fumbling}.] [Akin to D. fommelen to crumple, fumble, Sw. fumla to fusuble, famla to grope, Dan. famle to grope, fumble, Icel. falme, AS. folm palm of the hand. See {Feel}, and cf. {Fanble} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fumble — A fumble in American and Canadian football is when a player, who has possession and control of the ball, drops the ball. By rule, it is any act other than passing, kicking or successful handing that results in loss of player possession. A fumble… …   Wikipedia

  • fumble — fum|ble [ˈfʌmbəl] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) also fumble around [I and T] to try to hold, move, or find something with your hands in an awkward way fumble at/in/with ▪ She dressed, her cold fingers… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fumble — I n. to make a fumble II v. 1) (d; intr.) ( to grope ) to fumble for (he was fumbling in his pocket for the key) 2) (d; intr.) to fumble with ( to handle clumsily ) (she was fumbling with the lock) * * * [ fʌmb(ə)l] to make a fumble (d; intr.) (… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fumble — fum|ble1 [ fʌmbl ] verb 1. ) intransitive to try to hold, move, or find something using your hands in a way that is not skillful or graceful: fumble for: She fumbled for her keys in her purse. fumble with: Robert began to fumble with his buttons …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fumble — I UK [ˈfʌmb(ə)l] / US verb Word forms fumble : present tense I/you/we/they fumble he/she/it fumbles present participle fumbling past tense fumbled past participle fumbled 1) [intransitive] to try to hold, move, or find something using your hands… …   English dictionary

  • Fumble — Ein Turnover bedeutet im American Football den Ballverlust und die Abgabe des Angriffrechts einer Mannschaft. Dies ist beim American Football schwerwiegend, da man ohne Angriffsrecht nur schwer punkten kann. Es gibt drei Arten des Turnovers:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fumble — [[t]fʌ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] fumbles, fumbling, fumbled 1) VERB If you fumble for something or fumble with something, you try and reach for it or hold it in a clumsy way. [V for/with/in n] She crept from the bed and fumbled for her dressing gown... [V… …   English dictionary

  • fumble — verb 1 (I) to hold or try and move something with your hands carelessly or awkwardly (+ for/with): Steve fumbled drunkenly with the keys, dropping them on the floor. 2 (intransitive + for/with) if you fumble with your words when you are speaking …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fumble — ► VERB 1) use the hands clumsily while doing or handling something. 2) (of the hands) do or handle something clumsily. 3) (fumble about/around) move about clumsily using the hands to find one s way. 4) express oneself or deal with something… …   English terms dictionary

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