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Definition 1: an embarrassing mistake - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for bungle in the sense of this definition

(bungle is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

(... is a kind of bungle ) a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate

"he dropped a clanger"

(... is a kind of bungle ) a glaring blunder

(... is a kind of bungle ) a socially awkward or tactless act

(... is a kind of bungle ) a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

(... is a kind of bungle ) (sports) dropping the ball

(... is a kind of bungle ) a serious and ludicrous blunder

"he made a bad bull of the assignment"

(... is a kind of bungle ) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

(... is a kind of bungle ) an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

(... is a kind of bungle ) the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball

"the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"

(... is a kind of bungle ) an unintentional but embarrassing blunder

"he recited the whole poem without a single trip" "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later" "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

Definition 2: spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly - [verb of body]

Samples where bungle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I bungled it!

(bungle is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Samples where bungle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
  • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Synonyms for bungle in the sense of this definition

(bungle is a kind of ...) be unsuccessful

"Where do today's public schools fail?" "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

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