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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 Benjamin Sarlin January 27, 2009
Mississippi Tea Party Goes Watergate Ben Jacobs June 5, 2014
Why the West Rules—For Now Ian Morris December 24, 2010
The Worst Spy Ever Martin Sieff October 30, 2009

Historical Examples

Democracy and Social Ethics Jane Addams
The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever
When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore Pauline Lester
The Lady of North Star Ottwell J. Binns

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


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