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  • n  an embarrassing mistake
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
    I bungled it!

  • 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.
  • The Administration's bungle was all the more ironic because the Senate, after the bruising Haynsworth battle, stood ready to accept virtually whomever President Nixon chose the .
  • This week Wesley Clark, the NATO Supreme Commander under President Bill Clinton, became the latest in a series of Obama supporters to bungle the argument when he told CBS's Face .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • 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 ...
    June 20, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! Finance

  • Tony Abbott in WA today
    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.
  • Malcolm Mackerras in Adelaide Independent Weekly
    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...
  • Shami Chakrabarti in Yorkshire Post
    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...

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