[ UK /flˈa‍ʊndɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈfɫaʊndɝ/ ]
  1. behave awkwardly; have difficulties
    She is floundering in college
  2. walk with great difficulty
    He staggered along in the heavy snow
  1. any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
  2. flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
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How To Use flounder In A Sentence

  • They show considerable sequence homology to pleurocidins, antimicrobial peptides of the flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus.
  • War and the civil rights movement gave her a purpose, and that when they came to an end she was left floundering. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ellery wandered up and down, picking up shells and sea clams, and peering through the nets of the nearest weir at the "horsefoot crabs" and squid and flounders imprisoned in the pound. Keziah Coffin
  • The fisherman made the request of the flounder, and this wish came true too.
  • Halfway there he got into difficulties and left me with two floundering swimmers to occupy my frantic mind.
  • Freely on offer at 4/1 before the off Rockstown Lad made a nonsense of those odds as he winged out of trap five leaving his rivals floundering in his wake.
  • The others watched him kick and flounder as he struggled up, then saw his feet disappear.
  • Detroit Aircraft's frantic efforts to regain stability were unavailing and, in October, the corporation floundered into receivership.
  • And ever the river was growing rougher and ruder; ever its backbone was beginning to puiver and flounder like a whale underfoot, with its liquescent body of cold, grey, murky water bursting with increasing frequency from its shell of ice, and lapping hungrily at our feet. Through Russia
  • Newt Gingrich, whose candidacy has floundered, argued repeatedly with the debate panel over what he described as "gotcha" questions when his internal campaign problems and contradictory statements came up. News - latimes.com
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