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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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With a few of his former girlfriends distracting him, Hamish fumbles around, but in the end, reaches the proper conclusion.
The slippery ball will also bring on mistakes, and fumbles around the in-goal area should be commonplace.
He just fumbles around and then tweaks my nipples like he's tuning in a radio.