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bungle

bun·gle

bungle

 
pronunciation:
buhng gl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bungled, bungles, bungling
definition: to perform badly or incompetently; botch.
She is going to sue the surgeon who bungled her operation.
synonyms:
blow, botch, flub, foul up, goof up, mess up
similar words:
blunder, bollix, butcher, mangle, mar, mismanage, muddle, muff, ruin, spoil, wreck
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to perform a task badly and incompetently.
synonyms:
flub, foul up, muff
similar words:
blunder, flounder, goof
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part of speech: noun
definition: a task that has been performed badly and incompetently.
similar words:
bust, debacle, failure, fiasco, flop, hash, mess, mix-up, muddle, washout
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derivations: bunglingly (adv.), bungler (n.)