FUM'BLE, verb intransitive
1. To feel or grope about; to attempt awkwardly.
2. To grope about in perplexity; to seek awkwardly; as, to fumble for an excuse.
3. To handle much; to play childishly; to turn over and over.
I saw him fumble with the sheets, and play with flowers.
FUM'BLE, verb transitive To manage awkwardly; to crowd or tumble together.