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verb [intransitive] flounder pronunciation in American English /ˈflaʊndər/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyflounder
he/she/itflounders
present participlefloundering
past tensefloundered
past participlefloundered

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  1. 1
    to feel confused and not know what to say or do next
    Maureen floundered, trying to think of a response.
  2. 2
    to move with great difficulty and in an uncontrolled way
    The horses were floundering in the deep snow.
  3. 3
    to experience difficulties and be likely to fail
    The country’s economy is floundering and the future is uncertain.

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