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Word: flounder

Definition: struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion


Sentences Containing 'flounder'

And he usually begins to flounder about, using his paint as much like chalk on paper as possible.
Always work to a scheme on which you have decided, and do not flounder on in the hope of something turning up as you go along.

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