Meaning of “bungle” in the English Dictionary

"bungle" in British English

See all translations

bungleverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbʌŋ.ɡəl/ us /ˈbʌŋ.ɡəl/
bungled
adjective uk /ˈbʌŋ.ɡəld/ us /ˈbʌŋ.ɡəld/

a bungled robbery
bungler
noun [ C ] uk /ˈbʌŋ.ɡlər/ us /ˈbʌŋ.ɡlɚ/

He's an incompetent bungler.
bungling
adjective uk /ˈbʌŋ.ɡlɪŋ/ us /ˈbʌŋ.ɡlɪŋ/

What bungling idiot did this?

(Definition of “bungle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bungle" in American English

See all translations

bungleverb [ T ]

us /ˈbʌŋ·ɡəl/

to do something badly, or spoil something:

The police bungled the investigation.

(Definition of “bungle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)