Definitions for flounderˈflaʊn dər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements:
to flounder in the mud.
to struggle clumsily, helplessly, or falteringly:
I floundered for an excuse.
Origin of flounder:
1570–80; perh. b. flounce1 and founder2
floun•derˈflaʊn dər(n.)(pl.)-der; -ders.
any of the flatfishes of the families Pleuronectidae and Bothidae, esp. those valued as food, as the North Atlantic Platichthys flesus
Category: Ichthyology, Cooking
Ref: ( European flounder )
Origin of flounder:
1400–50; late ME < AF floundre < Scand; cf. Norw flundra
flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
walk with great difficulty
"He staggered along in the heavy snow"
behave awkwardly; have difficulties
"She is floundering in college"
To flop around as a fish out of water.
To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.
Robert yanked Connie's leg vigorously, causing her to flounder and eventually fall.
To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.
He gave a good speech, but floundered when audience members asked questions he could not answer well.
Origin: From flyðra\. Cognate with Danish flynder, German Flunder, Swedish flundra.
a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, of many species
a tool used in crimping boot fronts
to fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce
the act of floundering
Flounder are a group of flatfish species. They are demersal fish found at the bottom of coastal lagoons and estuaries of the Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Common name for two families of FLATFISHES belonging to the order Pleuronectiformes: left-eye flounders (Bothidae) and right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae). The latter is more commonly used in research.
Translations for flounder
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to move one's legs and arms violently and with difficulty (in water, mud etc)
She floundered helplessly in the mud.
- يَتَخَبَّط في، يَغوص في الوَحِلArabic
- debater-sePortuguese (BR)
- plácat seCzech
- sprælle; fægte med arme og benDanish
- τσαλαβούτω, παραδέρνωGreek
- دست و پا زدنFarsi
- अटकना, घबरा जानाHindi
- koprcati seCroatian
- kapanotis, kapstytisLithuanian
- sprelle, kaste seg fram og tilbakeNorwegian
- brnąć, szamotać sięPolish
- دست و پا زدنPersian
- زوروهلو، لاس او پښى وهل، تپېدل، ښويېدل، بندېدل (په خبرو كى): اشتباه كولPashto
- a se zbateRomanian
- hádzať saSlovak
- batrgati seSerbian
- sprattla, tumla, rullaSwedish
- ตะเกียกตะกายฝ่า (น้ำ, โคลน)Thai
- 掙扎Chinese (Trad.)
- لڑکھڑا کر آگے بڑھناUrdu
- loạng choạngVietnamese
- 挣扎Chinese (Simp.)
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