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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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The Belkin Sport Command ($80) lets you take your iPod to the slopes without having to pull off a glove or fumble around in a pocket.
This more traditional pub gaming system manages to squeeze in ten of the favourites from down your local, and all without the need to fumble around for change in your pocket either.
And when you're relaxing in the driver's seat - without having had to fumble around for the keys - you won't notice it at all.
As such animals fumble around, "the environment teaches them," she says.
I can only fumble around with the sayings of others to try to
Have keys ready when approaching your vehicle so you don't have to fumble around in a purse or pockets and once inside your car lock your doors.
As we fumble around for alternatives to the old do-away-with-dad modernist model (passive-aggressive postmodernism--i.
As a consequence, they fumble around not realizing that some of their efforts result in stepping on another administrator's toes.
He was quite passionate and we used to fumble around a lot.
He is also courageous, enormously intelligent, and even visionary, able to foresee opportunity and satisfy millions of ordinary people while his enemies fumble around without a clue.
This way, the individual does not fumble around and miss the opportunity to make a good impression," Mormeneo states.
But first, before they fumble around under pressure, they watch a woman called The Body show them exactly how it is done.