flounder ( flounders plural & 3rd person present) ( floundering present participle) ( floundered past tense & past participle )
1 verb If something is floundering, it has many problems and may soon fail completely.
What a pity that his career was left to flounder... V
The economy was floundering. V
2 verb If you say that someone is floundering, you are criticizing them for not making decisions or for not knowing what to say or do., (disapproval)
Right now, you've got a president who's floundering, trying to find some way to get his campaign jump-started... V
I know that you're floundering around, trying to grasp at any straw. V around
3 verb If you flounder in water or mud, you move in an uncontrolled way, trying not to sink.
Three men were floundering about in the water. V adv/prep, Also V
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb be in the dark, blunder, fumble, grope, muddle, plunge, struggle, stumble, thrash, toss, tumble, wallow
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