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bungle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bungle  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bungle  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bungle  \Bun"gle\,  n. 
  A  clumsy  or  awkward  performance;  a  botch;  a  gross  blunder. 
 
  Those  errors  and  bungles  which  are  committed. 
  --Cudworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bungle 
  n  :  an  embarrassing  mistake  [syn:  {blunder},  {blooper},  {foul-up}, 
  {fuckup},  {flub},  {botch},  {boner},  {boo-boo},  {misdoing}] 
  v  1:  make  a  mess  of  destroy  or  ruin  [syn:  {botch},  {fumble},  {botch 
  up},  {muff},  {blow},  {flub},  {screw  up},  {ball  up},  {blunder}, 
  {spoil},  {muck  up},  {fluff},  {bollix},  {bollix  up},  {bollocks}, 
  {bollocks  up},  {bobble},  {mishandle},  {louse  up},  {foul 
  up},  {mess  up},  {fuck  up}] 
  2:  spoil  by  behaving  clumsily  or  foolishly;  "I  bungled  it!" 




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