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floun•der



Pronunciation: (floun'dur), [key]
v.i.
1. to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually fol. by about, along, on, through, etc.): He saw the child floundering about in the water.
2. to struggle clumsily or helplessly: He floundered helplessly on the first day of his new job.

floun•der



Pronunciation: (floun'dur), [key]
n.,
pl. (esp. collectively) -der, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -ders.

1. a European, marine flatfish, Platichthys flesus, used for food.
2. any of numerous similar or closely related non-European flatfishes.
3. any flatfish other than soles.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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