English version

bungle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbunglebun‧gle /ˈbʌŋɡəl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DO BADLYto fail to do something properly, because you have made stupid mistakes – used especially in news reports 🔊 The whole police operation was bungled.bungled adjective 🔊 a bungled rescue attemptbungle noun [countable]bungler noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bungleAttempts to catch the elusive Sirven have undoubtedly been bungled.Call it another case of bureaucratic bungling.Officers have bungled a number of recent criminal cases.He nearly bungled a punt in the first half.Since returning from his Easter break in Florida he has bungled and backtracked even in his fief, the Senate.Too many discharges, bungled grievances, unreturned phone calls.The evidence that the television arrangements were bungled is incontrovertible.Analysts agree that the company bungled its response to the crisis.Joint interests could cause you more concern than anything else and you may feel that a partner has bungled matters here.Birns blames much of the conjecture and confusion on the bungling of government investigators.The plan seemed simple enough, but the CIA managed to bungle the operation.
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Verb table
bungle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybungle
he, she, itbungles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybungled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bungled
he, she, ithas bungled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bungled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bungle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bungled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bungling
he, she, itis bungling
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you, we, theyare bungling
Past
I, he, she, itwas bungling
you, we, theywere bungling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bungling
he, she, ithas been bungling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bungling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bungling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bungling
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