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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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The places where music is most enjoyed -- at home, in the car or at the gym -- aren't always the best places to fumble around with a click wheel.
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.
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.
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.
As we fumble around for alternatives to the old do-away-with-dad modernist model (passive-aggressive postmodernism--i.
I thought people would fumble around and find things," she explains, "but people are in a hurry, they're working on different platforms, and they get used to doing just one thing on the site, such as checking their balances.
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.
My mother doesn't have to fumble around anymore to pop open pill bottles.
There's no mess and no cap to fumble around with--just twist and pour.
The last thing I want to do is fumble around in my pocket searching for a shell, and bring out the chapstick