bungle bungle

Definition(s):

  1. (v) spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
  2. (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  3. (n) an embarrassing mistake

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And their creator is less interested in his characters as rounded individuals than in the awful, comic and occasionally joyous ways they bungle their opportunities.
  2. Those who do save enough often bungle their investment choices.
  3. How badly can China bungle its own p.

News

  1. Miami ABC Affiliate Manages 2 Graphic Errors Amid Heat Championship

    One Miami network managed to bungle two Chyron graphics during their coverage of the Heat's NBA Championship victory. Still, they had a better night than the San Antonio Spurs.  Now, if you are feeling a little low about your own ability to fact check a situation, check out a couple of images spotted by  Busted Coverage .  First is this screen capture they posted on their website.  Sadly, that ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Banks Blundered on Mortgage Pact

    Four large U.S. banks have failed to comply with key elements of a landmark $25 billion mortgage settlement, an independent monitor said Wednesday. The report shows that lenders continue to bungle their ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "If these demountables had been more effectively put together, we would have never have had this problem, so it does seem to be one hell of a bureaucratic bungle," Mr Abbott said.
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Tony Abbott Source: WA today

  2. "Suppose Labor bungles its campaign," Mr Mackerras said, "it could be left with only one seat - Port Adelaide. The other 10 seats would then be Liberal. Suppose the Liberals bungle their campaign. In that event they would be left with only...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Malcolm Mackerras Source: Adelaide Independent Weekly

  3. Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti said: "With every new Government data bungle, another ounce of public trust ebbs away. Ministers continue to make overblown claims for the preposterous ID card scheme - when will they ever learn? This is no...
    on Aug 23, 2008 By: Shami Chakrabarti Source: Yorkshire Post

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