- vt. 摸索；笨拙地做；漏接
- vi. 摸索；笨拙地行动；漏球
- n. 摸索；笨拙的处理；漏球
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2. -umble: suggest onomatopoeia from a sound felt to indicate clumsiness.
3. => bumble, tumble, stumble, fumble.
4. bumble, stumble => fumble.
5. feel / find + bumble / stumble => fumble.
7. fume 浓烟中摸索，因为啥也看不见。=> fume => fum- + -ble => fumble.
- fumble (v.)
- mid-15c., "handle clumsily," possibly from Old Norse falma "to fumble, grope." Similar words in Scandinavian and North Sea Germanic (Swedish fumla; Dutch fommelen) suggest onomatopoeia from a sound felt to indicate clumsiness (compare bumble, stumble, and obsolete English famble, fimble of roughly the same meaning). Intransitive sense "do or seek awkwardly" is from 1530s. Sense in football is from 1889. Related: Fumbled; fumbling.
- fumble (n.)
- 1640s, from fumble (v.).
- 1. His awkwardness made him fumble with the key.
- 2. The fumble allowed the other team to make a goal.
- 3. Before he could even fumble at his belt , she pulled the trigger.
- 4. She heard him fumble in the dark, strike a match and the room sprang into light.
- 她听见他在黑暗中摸索, 划一根火柴,房里便猛地亮了.
- 5. You fumble to find your passport when you cross a frontier.
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