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floun·der1

flounder1

 
pronunciation:
flaUn dr
part of speech: verb
inflections: flounders, floundering, floundered
definition 1: to move forward in a clumsy way, often losing balance.
They floundered through the deep snow.
similar words:
blunder, struggle
definition 2: to act in a confused or clumsy way.
He floundered to find the right words.
derivation: flounderingly (adv.)