Synonyms of fumble in English:

fumble


See definition of fumble

verb

1‘he fumbled for his keys’

SYNONYMS

grope, feel about, search blindly, scrabble around, muddle around

fish, delve, cast about for, cast around for, cast round for

archaic grabble for

2‘he fumbled about in the dark but could not find her’

SYNONYMS

stumble, blunder, flounder, lumber, bumble, stagger, totter, lurch, move clumsily, move awkwardly

feel one's way, grope one's way

3‘the keeper fumbled the ball’

SYNONYMS

fail to catch, miss, drop, mishandle, handle awkwardly

misfield

4‘he had fumbled the initiative’

SYNONYMS

botch, bungle, mismanage, mishandle, spoil

blunder, make a mistake

informal make a mess of, make a hash of, fluff, muff, screw up, foul up, blow, louse up

British informal make a pig's ear of, make a muck of, cock up

North American informal flub


noun

1‘a fumble from the goalkeeper’

SYNONYMS

slip, miss, drop, mishandling

misfielding

mistake, error, gaffe, fault, botch

informal slip-up, clanger, boob, boo-boo, howler, foul-up, fail

British informal cock-up

2‘a kiss and a fumble’

SYNONYMS

fondle, grope, caress, hug, embrace, cuddle

feel-up