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.
"You've made a bungle of the whole campaign," said Squiers, bitterly.Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work|Edith Van Dyne
I knew you'd bungle it, I knew it—but there's still a chance, just one more card to play.Why Marry?|Jesse Lynch Williams
"It's a good deal better than the bungle we made of it before," she murmured.A Lost Leader|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Some amateur who will sell me out or bungle the race, and maybe smash up my last thousand dollars?Airship Andy|Frank V. Webster
Dot wavered a long time between Fairy and Elf as a name for the fourth kitten, and finally she decided on Bungle!The Corner House Girls|Grace Brooks Hill