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Noun: bungle  búng-gul
  1. An embarrassing mistake
    - blunder, blooper [N. Amer, informal], bloomer [informal], pratfall [informal], foul-up, flub [N. Amer, informal], botch, boner [N. Amer, informal], boo-boo [informal], blue [Austral, NZ, informal], boob [Brit, informal], goof [informal]
Verb: bungle  búng-gul
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I bungled the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit, informal], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff [informal], blow, flub [N. Amer, informal], screw up [informal], spoil, muck up [informal], fluff [informal], bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up [informal], foul up, mess up, butcher, goof up [informal], cock up [Brit, informal], balls up [informal], make a hash of [informal]
     
  2. Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
    "I bungled it!"

Derived forms: bungled, bungles, bungling

Type of: act, behave, do, error, fail, fault, go wrong, miscarry, mistake

Encyclopedia: Bungle