[ verb ] walk with great difficulty
"He staggered along in the heavy snow"
Used in print(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
The man had come floundering aboard the flat-bottomed barge at the last instant , brandishing the flag_of_truce .
Watson watched two of them flounder into the shallow water and listened to their voices beg shrilly .
[ verb ] behave awkwardly; have difficulties
"She is floundering in college"
Used in print(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)
Doubts thus inculcated left me floundering for_a_while and , like some higher critical friends , trying to continue to use the Bible as the Word_of_God while at_the_same_time holding it to have been subjected to a vast number of redactions and interpolations :
[ noun ] (zoology) any of various European and non-European marine flatfish