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Definition 1: any of various European and non-European marine flatfish - [noun denoting animal]

(flounder is a kind of ...) any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side

Definition 2: flesh of any of various American and European flatfish - [noun denoting food]

(flounder is a kind of ...) sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets

(... is a kind of flounder ) flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail

(... is a kind of flounder ) flesh of large European flatfish

(... is a kind of flounder ) flesh of a large European flatfish

(... is a kind of flounder ) the lean flesh of a small flounder from the Pacific coast of North America

(... is a kind of flounder ) flesh of American flounder; important in the winter

Definition 3: walk with great difficulty - [verb of motion]

Samples where flounder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He staggered along in the heavy snow

Synonyms for flounder in the sense of this definition

(flounder is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Samples where flounder or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is floundering in college

(flounder is a kind of ...) make a strenuous or labored effort

"She struggled for years to survive without welfare" "He fought for breath"

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