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meanings of flounder


  1. To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.
  2. To act 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.
  3. To be in serious difficulty.
  4. To flop around as a fish out of water.


  1. A European species of flatfish having dull brown colouring with reddish-brown blotches; fluke, European flounder, Platichthys flesus.
  2. Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.
  3. A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.

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