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synonyms for floundered

  • flop
  • stumble
  • wallow
  • blunder
  • bobble
  • flummox
  • fumble
  • grope
  • labor
  • lurch
  • muddle
  • plunge
  • pratfall
  • snafu
  • strive
  • thrash
  • toil
  • toss
  • travail
  • tumble
  • cast about
  • come apart at the seams
  • drop the ball
  • fall down
  • foul up
  • go at backwards
  • go to pieces
  • make a mess of
  • miss one's cue
  • screw up
  • slip up
  • stub one's toe
  • trip up
  • work at
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antonyms for floundered

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  • idle
  • laze
  • do well
  • succeed
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How to use floundered in a sentence

Gow floundered down the slope, trying to find a clearing in the thick trees.
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Companies with healthy balance sheets will be on the lookout for smaller upstarts and floundering rivals they can scoop up.
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Last summer, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson floundered while responding to the pandemic, Sunak arranged direct wage subsidies and has become the skinny-suited face of the country’s fiscal policy.
25 RISING STARS TO TRACK IN 2021DANIEL MALLOYDECEMBER 20, 2020OZY
The Cockalorum pondered over this for a moment, and then murmuring, "I prefer croquet," floundered away through the waving grass.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
At last the lascar rose and floundered through the mud toward the village, but he was careful to leave an ally to watch the boats.
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Occasionally the horses floundered over smooth rocks and were nearly carried away.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Walking, half awake, Ida floundered among the boulders and through a horrible maze of whitened driftwood cast up by the stream.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
He floundered aimlessly, striving by short sallies to recover the path from which the storm had taken him, but all to no purpose.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
As Matt floundered to his feet, the girl toppled into his arms—and the horse jerked loose and went on.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The frost got more rigorous, drying the snow to a dusty powder in which Festing's lumber gang floundered awkwardly.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
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