Definition of bungle in English:


Line breaks: bun¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌŋg(ə)l


[with object]


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  • A mistake or badly carried out action: a government bungle over state pensions
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    • But a minister should also be prepared to accept blame and responsibility for the mistakes and bungles made.
    • But the mistakes and bungles didn't stop at the conclusion of the war to end all wars.
    • They need to be told that they will not become criminals because of the department's bungles and blunders.


mid 16th century: of unknown origin; compare with bumble.

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