Definitions for: Bungle


[n] an embarrassing mistake
[v] spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly; "I bungled it!"
[v] make a mess of, destroy or ruin



Webster (1913) Definition: Bun"gle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bungled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bungling.] [Prob. a diminutive from, akin to bang; cf.
Prov. G. bungen to beat, bang, OSw. bunga. See Bang.]
To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.


Bun"gle, v. t.
To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; --
sometimes with up.

I always had an idea that it would be bungled. --Byron.


Bun"gle, n.
A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.

Those errors and bungles which are committed.
--Cudworth.

Synonyms: ball up, bloomer, blooper, blow, blunder, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, boner, boo-boo, botch, botch, botch up, bumble, flub, flub, fluff, foul up, foul-up, fuck up, fuckup, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil

See Also: act, behave, bull, clanger, do, error, fail, fault, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, go wrong, howler, miscarry, misstep, mistake, muff, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, trip

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