fumble-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: move ungracefully

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] FUMBLE NP2[theme] NP1[agent[animate]] FUMBLE (PP{P NP[goal]})
NOTE: May be used metaphorically.

He fumbled towards the door.
The fingers fumbled across his face until he touched his mouth.
Hoag stretched his left hand to the wall and fumbled for the switch.
She fumbled in her purse for the keys.
He fumbled his way through the crowded room.
What defensive lineman fumbled the ball on the one yard line in the Super Bowl against Buffalo?
Anne was not exiled to France because she fumbled her attempt to seduce Henry.

VerbNet: rummage-35.5
FrameNet: Bungling,Manipulation,Seeking
PropBank: fumble.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5