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buhng guhld

  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
    I bungled it!
  • s  spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness
    a bungled job

  • She bungled the administration's biggest domestic project - health care - after wresting it from Gore's portfolio.
  • But they've bungled this case.
  • He studied the campaigns of 1914-18, emerged with the conclusion that the generals on both sides had bungled fantastically: wasted millions of lives, exhausted their national .
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  • Aaron Dobson faces challenge of breaking through at wide receiver
    Second-round pick Aaron Dobson had some flashy catches during the Patriots' three organized team activities that were open to the media in recent weeks, but he also bungled a pass in each session. Today, the rookie wide receiver was held out of the opening practice of minicamp due to an unspecified injury, though the fact that he worked out with the training staff indicated it wasn't serious.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Many dollars, little sense: Projects that seemed like good ideas at the time ...
    Bill Shea - Whether the Wayne County Consolidated Jail project ends up being a textbook-definition 'boondoggle' remains to be seen, but Michigan has a rich history of bungled projects.
    June 9, 2013 - Crain's Detroit Business
  • Controversy at Rutgers needs more scrutiny
    In another bungled attempt at damage control by Rutgers University, it apparently was decided that the best way to try to close the book on the debacle surrounding the hiring of Julie Hermann as athletic director was to have the university’s new general counsel, John Farmer Jr., write an op-ed in The Star-Ledger informing readers that the controversy was over.
    June 7, 2013 - Daily Journal

  • Marvin Hier in International Herald Tribune
    This was absolutely a matter that was bungled at the highest levels of the Vatican,said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "If they Googled the name 'Bishop Williamson,' they'd find out he was a...
  • Chris Evans in Sydney Morning Herald
    Senator Evans said a full judicial inquiry would now investigate how the "bungled situation occurred in the first place".
  • Marlies Schild in Forbes
    I had no feeling in the first run. I quite simply bungled it,Schild said.

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