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flounder
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

3 uses
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Definition
to have difficulty — such as to not know what to do or to move awkwardly on unsure footing
  • Trying to get onto Louie and Mac's raft, Phil floundered.
    p. 119.1
  • Once he could stand, he pushed himself about by leaning on a chair, his legs floundering.
    p. 17.1
  • Poor in natural resources, its economy floundering, Japan was struggling to support a growing population.
    p. 44.4

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