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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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Paul Johnson, the company vice president of product management, said, 'With interactive program guides now a standard of in-home TV viewing, guests no longer tolerate fumbling around the room for a printed channel list that may or may not be up to date; they want the same real-time program information and convenience in the guest room that they enjoy at home.
Now I was really excited and started fumbling around trying to get out my camera with one hand while holding my rod with the other.
I don't know what made me cringe more, the incident itself or watching S4C fumbling around trying to fill the half-hour delay in the action as Middlesex's reply was stopped in its tracks by the fault.
No more fumbling around looking for that dry erase pen to write on the dry erase whiteboard.
com Ideal for fans of the Star Wars series, this miniature flashlight keyring will come in handy when fumbling around in the dark.
Fabio Capello raised the issue as he was fumbling around for a reason why England performed so badly.
It's a bit like suddenly being given the chance to watch one of your old schoolmates fumbling around.
I can reach out and pick them up when before I would be fumbling around to feel for them.
It's much better to watch somebody who is practiced at something and got good at it than it is to watch somebody fumbling around trying to look famous," the 67-year-old added.
Fumbling around with the standby altimeter button or turning it roughly can easily strip its gears.
Fumbling around in the dark trying to discover which end opens and then determining one end needs a strip torn off and when this is done, the bag has to be opened.
Fumbling around in the smoky darkness, the terrified family members miraculously managed to find their way through the smog and down the stairs.