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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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Xerox may have fumbled the future, but its fumble also provided the opportunity for fast-moving new competitors to race ahead and make the personal computer as ubiquitous in the workplace as--well, a Xerox machine.
Cannell suggested that the Board has observed with little action as STEI has fumbled the management of its substantial pre-need funeral and cemetery escrow funds.
The 1994 Rose Bowl team fumbled 28 times, but lost only eight of them.
Everyone acts like I fumbled like crazy,'' Moody said.
But a fumbled exchange from center on a third-down play near midfield gave No.
Harvard-Westlake led 33-28 with a third-and-two at the Pasadena 21 with 1:41 to play when quarterback John Howe fumbled the snap, and Bulldogs safety Danny Robinson recovered.
After Olindo Mare's 39-yard field goal brought Miami within 7-6, Sproles fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Mare recovered at the Chargers 24-yard line.
When Jake Plummer pulled the ball down after he started to pass, he lost his grip and fumbled it despite nobody touching him.
On the first play, Cardinals quarterback Josh McCown fumbled when he was sacked by Andre Carter and Bryant Young.
Ohio State, after quarterback Justin Zwick fumbled, stopped Texas' Henry Melton short of the goal-line on fourth down with 19 seconds left to get one more chance but it ended quickly when Troy Smith, the Buckeyes' other quarterback, was sacked for a safety.
Francis fumbled four times in the first half, losing two, both of whcih led to Arcadia field goals.
And the Bruins, who had a series of mental and physical (two fumbles) mistakes in the first quarter, aided Wyoming's cause on its next play from scrimmage when Markey fumbled after receiving a swing pass.