flounder

All Noun Verb
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  • He allowed himself exactly five minutes and floundered up and went on again. Cited from The Desert Valley, by Jackson Gregory
  • He floundered, then rose, and found himself in about one foot of water. Cited from Newton Forster, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I floundered for a couple of months and then went back to school.
  • Having no wish to walk into the main stream, he floundered to one side. Cited from Vane of the Timberlands, by Harold Bindloss
  • You stood by and watched me flounder without making a effort to help. Cited from The Fortunes of the Farrells, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • We floundered on for some yards, when our feet reached firm ground. Cited from Snow Shoes and Canoes, by William H. G. Kingston
  • But she could not find words: she floundered, and he could hardly understand her. Cited from Jean-Christophe: In Paris, by Romain Rolland
  • Largely self-appointed and without any real power the committee floundered.
  • They then floundered on again for some time further as before. Cited from Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R. S. Surtees
  • Some dry-goods-no, a young lady flounders along toward the shore! Cited from Punchinello, Vol. I, No. 8, May 21, 1870, Various
  • I managed to give him a hand out without the ice giving, and we went on floundering about. Cited from Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • He was still floundering about in the deep bank of snow that was just outside the window. Cited from Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera by Victor Appleton
  • Only a woman knows by what open methods floundering men are captured. Cited from Hints for Lovers, by Arnold Haultain
  • When he reached the water, three or four of the animals were already floundering between him and the boat. Cited from Foul Play, by Charles Reade and Dion Boucicault
  • It turned bottom up in a moment, and left the female crew floundering in the sea. Cited from The Lonely Island, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Some of them were thrown down, and the others floundered over them. Cited from A Busy Year at the Old Squire's, by Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Then he would flounder about in a domain which was not his own. Cited from Jean-Christophe, Vol. I, by Romain Rolland
  • I floundered out on the bank, and began to walk up-stream. Cited from The Young Forester, by Zane Grey
  • But he was no sooner well in it than he too began to flounder. Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But when I came to the door, I went cold as a flounder. Cited from Noughts and Crosses, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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Meaning of flounder

  • noun Flesh of any of various american and european flatfish
  • noun Any of various european and non-european marine flatfish
  • verb Behave awkwardly; have difficulties
    She is floundering in college