verb (used with object), bun·gled, bun·gling.
verb (used without object), bun·gled, bun·gling.
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Origin of bungle
OTHER WORDS FROM bunglebungler, nounbun·gling·ly, adverbun·bun·gling, adjective
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Tatum and Hill reunite in 22 Jump Street as Jenko and Schmidt, hapless cops who go undercover as students to bungle a drug ring.Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Yankees have been paying for this $270 million bungle—enabled by some savvy advice from Goldman Sachs—ever since.
Every Senator who voted for Obamacare is accused of being the 60th vote, but few managed to bungle the process as badly as Nelson.Let's Put the Nebraska Senate Race in Proper Context|Justin Green|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Bergamots do have a beautiful life—a life they bungle out of fear, vanity, desperation, and love.
It was watching the military bungle one such investigation that eventually caused Jacob to leave the service.Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military's Rape Epidemic|Jesse Ellison|February 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I never knew him bungle over a rope or make a bad slip, and it was simply a pleasure to see him steer.The Chequers|James Runciman
In practically all crimes attempted by scientists they bungle their jobs completely.
I am sure the snarling Beasts could never bungle Life as men do, darling, Who half know.Songs from Vagabondia|Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey
Not very seriously, I am afraid, lamented Nathalie, judging from the bungle I made in trying to learn that square knot.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer|Rena I. Halsey
"I'm afraid I shall make a worse bungle of it than I did of the toast," he said, as he saw her folding her hands with delight.The Witness|Grace Livingston Hill Lutz