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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • The pace was suddenly checked, and, with much splashing and floundering, a man’s voice called from the mist, "Is that the Dover mail?"
  • With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints.

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  • She is floundering in college
  • Floundered on the uneven footing.

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