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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • A natural fillip followed, the beetle went floundering into the aisle and lit on its back, and the hurt finger went into the boy’s mouth.

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

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