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.
Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [April, 1897] Various
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
Garrick’s Pupil Auguston Filon
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862 Various
Rural Life and the Rural School Joseph Kennedy
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12) Edmund Burke
It Is Never Too Late to Mend Charles Reade
(transitive) to spoil (an operation) through clumsiness, incompetence, etc; botch
a clumsy or unsuccessful performance or piece of work; mistake; botch
clumsy or awkward. Historical Examples When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily Joan of the Journal Helen Diehl Olds Harper’s Pictorial Library of the World War, Volume XII Various
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 Microsoft Memo Seeks to Reboot and Rebrand Company William O’Connor July 10, 2013 Sticking It to Madoff Victims […]
noun an Australian fern, Blechnum indicum, having an edible rhizome Historical Examples Eliza Barry Pain
Ivan Alekseevich [ee-vahn uh-lyi-ksye-yi-vyich] /iˈvɑn ʌ lyɪˈksyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1870–1953, Russian poet and novelist: Nobel Prize 1933. Historical Examples Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov Maxim Gorky noun Ivan Alekseyevich (iˈvan alɪkˈsjejɪvitʃ). 1870–1953, Russian novelist and poet; author of The Gentleman from San Francisco (1922)