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English noun: bungle

1. bungle (act) an embarrassing mistake

Synonymsbloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake

Narrower (hyponym)bobble, bull, clanger, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, howler, misstep, muff, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, trip, trip-up

English verb: bungle

1. bungle (social) make a mess of, destroy or ruin

SamplesI botched the dinner and we had to eat out.
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement.

Synonymsball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

2. bungle (body) spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly

SamplesI bungled it!.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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