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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.