fummeln

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German fummelen, fimmelen. Cognate with English fumble.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊməln/, [ˈfʊməln], [ˈfʊml̩n]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

fummeln (third-person singular simple present fummelt, past tense fummelte, past participle gefummelt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to fumble (idly touch or nervously handle)
    Synonyms: nesteln
  2. to fiddle (adjust in order to cover a basic flaw)
    Synonyms: frickeln
  3. (colloquial) to make out (engage in sexual activities)
    Synonyms: rummachen

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