Definition of Bungle

1. Noun. An embarrassing mistake.




2. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

3. Verb. Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly. "I bungled it!"
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Bungler

Definition of Bungle

1. v. i. To act or work in a clumsy, awkward manner.

2. v. t. To make or mend clumsily; to manage awkwardly; to botch; -- sometimes with up.

3. n. A clumsy or awkward performance; a botch; a gross blunder.

Definition of Bungle

1. Noun. A botched or incompetently handled situation. ¹

2. Verb. To botch up, bumble or incompetently perform a task. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bungle

1. to work, make, or do clumsily [v -GLED, -GLING, -GLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bungle

bungee jumping
bungee jumpings
bungee line
bungee lines
bungee rope
bungee ropes
bungees
bungey
bungeys
bungfu
bunghole
bungholes
bungie
bungies
bunging
bungle (current term)
bungled
bungler
bunglers
bungles
bunglesome
bungling
bunglingly
bunglings
bungo
bungpagga
bungs
bungstarter
bungstarters
bungy

Literary usage of Bungle

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1. Australia by Peter Hinze (2001)
"The region around *Purnululu bungle bungle National Park © did not enter public consciousness until the 1980s. This dramatic landscape conceals some of the ..."

2. The Photographic News edited by Sir William Crookes, G Wharton Simpson (1859)
"... and it sometimes happens, that both plate and holder, in the experiments of " bunglers " (and old hands often bungle in hurried manipulation), ..."

3. Sport in East Central Africa: Being an Account of Hunting Trips in by Frederick Vaughan Kirby (1899)
"... from the east—Wildebeeste seen—Bull shot—Disappointment —Red tree ants—Sable antelope—Another bungle—A heavy day's ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"bungle, vn Work clumsily, be a botcher. Bulk, n. I. Magnitude, size, volume, mass, dimensions. .... bungle ..."

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