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(past & past part. bungled; pres. part. bungling)
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.  Synonyms: ball 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.  "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly.

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"Bungle" Quotes from Famous Books

... proportion, didst bring in Wonder to wait on treason and on murder; And whatsoever cunning fiend it was That wrought upon thee so preposterously Hath got the voice in hell for excellence; And other devils that suggest by treasons Do botch and bungle up damnation With patches, colours, and with forms being fetch'd From glist'ring semblances of piety. But he that temper'd thee bade thee stand up, Gave thee no instance why thou shouldst do treason, Unless to dub thee ...
— The Life of King Henry V • William Shakespeare [Tudor edition]

... best for the average) and still others may not be satisfied with less than three times a week. The human libido sexualis cannot be put into an iron mould, and you should pay no attention to religious fanatics who are ignorant of physiology and psychology and who can only blunder and bungle up things. ...
— Woman - Her Sex and Love Life • William J. Robinson

Words linked to "Bungle" :   pratfall, mistake, behave, spectacle, fail, solecism, flub, howler, blow, bull, stumble, faux pas, snafu, act, fault, clanger, ball up, miscarry, do, gaffe, trip-up, gaucherie, error, misstep, slip, go wrong, trip

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