Examples of bungle in a Sentence
The government bungled badly in planning the campaign.
bungled the job the first time she tried to do it
Recent Examples of bungle from the Web
But, once again, President Donald Trump's administration bungled another seemingly simple task by omitting the name of Gauthier Destenay, the first gentleman of Luxembourg from the photo caption on Facebook.
Ineffective and bungling police, fanatic sects, and disaffected scientists are hardly limited to the Japanese.
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Origin and Etymology of bungle
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic banga to hammer
First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
BUNGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bungle for English Language Learners
: to make mistakes in doing (something) : to not do (something) well or successfully
BUNGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of bungle for Students
: to act, do, make, or work badly bungled the job
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