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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from a Scandinavian language

bungle

verb
     
bun‧gle [transitive]
to 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 attempt
bungle noun [countable]
bungler noun [countable]

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