January 25, 2014 - Word of the Day: bungle
To bungle something is to make a costly mistake, to be awkward or clumsy.
- Sam knew he had bungled his job so badly that he was going to be fired.
- The quarterback bungled the play on the field, and the team lost the game.
- An actor bungled the performance.
- A cashier bungled a transaction and lost over $500.
- The police bungled the investigation of the crime, so the suspect was set free.
- Please, don't bungle this. It's important that the work is done correctly.
A person who makes mistakes might be called a bungler.
- Todd is a bungler. He can't do anything right.
- The CEO of the company turned out to be a bungler, so they went out of business.
He turned out be a bungler.
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