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flounder

noun

1 flounder

Flesh of any of various American and European flatfish.



2 flounder

Any of various European and non-European marine flatfish.

Dutch: bot, botje
Polish: flądra, stornia, fląderka

verb

1 flounder

Walk with great difficulty.

synonym: stagger.

Roget 704: be difficult etc. adj.; run one hard, go against the grain, try one's patience, put one out; put to one's shifts, put to one's wit's end; go hard with one, try one; pose, perplex etc. ... show more

Roget 732: fail; be unsuccessful etc. adj.; not succeed etc. 731; make vain efforts etc. n.; do in vain, labor in vain, toil in vain; flunk [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 699: be unskillful etc. adj.; not see an inch beyond one's nose; blunder, bungle, boggle, fumble, botch, bitch, flounder, stumble, trip; hobble ... show more

Roget 475: be uncertain etc. adj.; wonder whether.    lose the clue, lose the clew, scent; miss one's way.    not know what to make of etc. (unintelligibility) 519, not know which way to turn, not know whether one stands on one s head or one's not know whether one stands on one s head or one's heels; ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

Roget 149: fluctuate, vary, waver, flounder, flicker, flitter, flit, flutter, shift, shuffle, shake, totter, tremble, vacillate, ... show more

2 flounder

Behave awkwardly; have difficulties.


Moby thesaurus: agonize over, alternate, back and fill, be all thumbs, be at sea, be hard put, be uncertain, beat about, blunder, blunder away, blunder into, blunder on, blunder upon, boggle, botch, bumble, bungle, butcher, capsize, careen ... show more.

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