Bungle



to do clumsily and awkwardly; botch:
He bungled the job.
to perform or work clumsily or inadequately:
He is a fool who bungles consistently.
a bungling performance.
that which has been done clumsily or inadequately.
Contemporary Examples

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on ‘22 Jump Street,’ Penis Kissing, and Julie Andrews’s Boobs Kevin Fallon June 9, 2014
The Perils of the Teen Jill Bialosky August 16, 2011
A-Rod the Scapegoat Allen St. John August 4, 2013
Let’s Put the Nebraska Senate Race in Proper Context Justin Green October 29, 2012

Historical Examples

The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
One Day’s Courtship Robert Barr
Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds
The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
The Corner House Girls at School Grace Brooks Hill
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

verb
(transitive) to spoil (an operation) through clumsiness, incompetence, etc; botch
noun
a clumsy or unsuccessful performance or piece of work; mistake; botch
v.
n.

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