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noun (flounder)
  1. (countable) Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bot de
  • French: flet
  • German: Scholle
  • Italian: sogliola
  • Spanish: platija
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To flop around as a fish out of land
  2. (intransitive) To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.
Robert yanked Connie's leg vigorously, causing her to and eventually fall.
  1. (intransitive) To act clumsy, clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.
He gave a good speech, but floundered when audience members asked questions he could not answer well.

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