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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fum·ble /ˈfʌmbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fum·ble v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fumbled p. pr. & vb. n. Fumbling ]
 1. To feel or grope about; to make awkward attempts to do or find something.
    Adams now began to fumble in his pockets.   --Fielding.
 2. To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.
    My understanding flutters and my memory fumbles.   --Chesterfield.
    Alas! how he fumbles about the domains.   --Wordsworth.
 3. To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
    I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fum·ble, v. t. To handle or manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (sports) dropping the ball [syn: muff]
      v 1: feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her
           glasses in the darkness of the bedroom" [syn: grope]
      2: make one's way clumsily or blindly; "He fumbled towards the
         door" [syn: blunder]
      3: handle clumsily
      4: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
         we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
         passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, botch
         up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil,
          muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks,
          bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul
         up, mess up, fuck up]
      5: drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder; "fumble a