Definition of fumble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌmbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌmbl//
    American football
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  1. 1[singular] (also fumbling [countable, usually plural]) an awkward action using the hands
  2. 2[countable] (North American English) the action of dropping the ball while it is in play in American football After a Pittsburgh fumble, Miami scored a touchdown. See related entries: American football
  3. 3[countable] (North American English) the action of failing to pick up a ball that is rolling on the ground in baseball
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Low German fommeln or Dutch fommelen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fumble

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