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Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae
To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered

He is assessing directions, but he is not lost, not floundering.

To flop around as a fish out of water
To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance

Robert yanked Connie's leg vigorously, causing her to flounder and eventually fall.

If something is floundering, it has many problems and may soon fail completely. What a pity that his career was left to flounder The economy was floundering. = founder
{n} the name of a small flat-fish
{v} to flounce, to have irregular motion
any of various European and non-European marine flatfish flesh of any of various American and European flatfish behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college
A tool used in crimping boot fronts
The act of floundering
A fish with a flattened body adapted for life on the seafloor
A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species
flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
behave awkwardly; have difficulties; "She is floundering in college"
There are many varieties of flounder around the world In the U S this category includes the Atlantic fluke, gray sole, Pacific petrale sole, rex sole, and sand dab All of these are flatfish with both eyes on one side They can be purchased either whole or as fillets They are all mild tasting and should be cooked with attention to their delicate structure
{f} move back and forth, struggle helplessly; move clumsily, move awkwardly
To make clumsy attempts to move or regain ones balance
walk with great difficulty; "He staggered along in the heavy snow"
To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce
any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
disapproval If you say that someone is floundering, you are criticizing them for not making decisions or for not knowing what to say or do. Right now, you've got a president who's floundering, trying to find some way to get his campaign jump-started I know that you're floundering around, trying to grasp at any straw. = dither
If you flounder in water or mud, you move in an uncontrolled way, trying not to sink. Three men were floundering about in the water. flounder flounders a type of small fish that you can eat. Any of about 300 species of flatfishes (order Pleuronectiformes). When born, the flounder is bilaterally symmetrical, with an eye on each side, and it swims near the sea's surface. After a few days, it begins to lean to one side, and the eye on that side migrates to what eventually becomes the top side. With this development comes changes in bones, nerves, and muscles, and the underside loses its colour. As an adult, the flounder lives on the sea bottom with the eyed side on top
{i} type of flatfish
One who flounders, who behaves clumsily without direction
Someone who fishes for flounder
A flounder
craig flounder
The pole flounder
Simple past and past participle of to flounder
present participle of flounder
third-person singular of flounder
gray flounder
flounder found from North Carolina to Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico
lefteye flounder
flatfishes with both eyes on the left side of the head
righteye flounder
flounders with both eyes on the right side of the head
southern flounder
flounder of southern United States
summer flounder
flounder of eastern coast of North America
summer flounder
A fluke (Paralichthys dentatus) of the Atlantic coast of the United States, valued as a food and game fish
water flounder
The windowpane (Pleuronectes maculatus)
winter flounder
A dark, rusty brown flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) of the North American Atlantic coast, prized especially in winter as a food fish
winter flounder
important American food fish in the winter
yellowtail flounder
American flounder having a yellowish tail flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail