Definition of bungle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bungle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bungle
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡl//
 
he / she / it bungles
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡlz//
 
past simple bungled
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡld//
 
past participle bungled
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡld//
 
-ing form bungling
BrE BrE//ˈbʌŋɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌŋɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] bungle (something) to do something badly or without skill; to fail at something synonym botch They bungled the job. a bungled robbery/raid/attempt Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with bumble.
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