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To fail to achieve some purpose; to be unsuccessful, to go wrong (of a business, project etc.). [from 16th c.]
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  1. To fail to achieve some purpose; to be unsuccessful, to go wrong (of a business, project etc.). [from 16th c.]
  2. To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
  3. To go wrong; fail: said of a plan, project, etc.
To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
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  1. To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
  2. To search (for a thing) by feeling about awkwardly with the hands; grope clumsily
  3. To proceed awkwardly and uncertainly; blunder:
To do clumsily or poorly; bungle
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  1. To do clumsily or poorly; bungle
  2. To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt
  3. To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
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  1. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.
  2. To say stupidly, clumsily, or confusedly; blurt
  3. To move clumsily or carelessly; flounder; stumble
To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
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  1. To be or become confused or overwhelmed as by something very difficult, surprising, vast, etc.
  2. To confuse or mystify; overwhelm.
  3. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt.
To repair or patch clumsily
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  1. To repair or patch clumsily
  2. To spoil by poor work or poor performance; bungle
  3. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude:
To do or make things badly or clumsily
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  1. To do or make things badly or clumsily
  2. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
  3. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
To touch or handle nervously or idly:
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  1. To touch or handle nervously or idly:
  2. To lose one's grasp on (a football, etc.) while trying to catch or hold it
  3. To search (for a thing) by feeling about awkwardly with the hands; grope clumsily
(Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
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  1. (Idiomatic, by extension) To make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.
  2. To cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.
To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
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  1. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  2. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
  3. (Intransitive) To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.
To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
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  1. To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
  2. To deal with clumsily or inefficiently; mismanage:
  3. To handle badly, causing physical injury.
To manage badly or carelessly.
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  1. To manage badly or carelessly.
To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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  1. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  2. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
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  1. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
To ruin unintentionally.
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  1. To ruin unintentionally.
  2. (Intransitive) To clown around; to have fun, often at the expense of others.
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
(Slang) To make a mistake.
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  1. (Slang) To make a mistake.
  2. (Slang) To introduce problems to or damage through incompetence.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder.
To make confused or chaotic.
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  1. To make confused or chaotic.
  2. To throw into confusion
A foolish or stupid mistake
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  1. A foolish or stupid mistake
  2. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
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  1. An official document, edict, or decree, esp. one from the pope
  2. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Jean Baptiste François Bulliard (1752-1793).
  3. An official document issued by the pope and sealed with a bulla.
A bungling, or clumsy, act
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  1. A bungling, or clumsy, act
  2. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
  3. A bungled piece of work
A mistaken shot in golf
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  1. A mistaken shot in golf
  2. An act of foozling; esp., a bad stroke in golf
  3. The act of bungling, especially a poor stroke in golf.
(Sports) A ball that has been fumbled.
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  1. (Sports) A ball that has been fumbled.
  2. The act or fact of fumbling
  3. The act or an instance of fumbling.
A fall, trip or substantial misstep.
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  1. A fall, trip or substantial misstep.
  2. The act of stumbling.
  3. A blunder, error, or sin
(Nautical) A kind of sail, a spanker.
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  1. (Nautical) A kind of sail, a spanker.
  2. (Informal) A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
  3. (Informal) A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.
(Slang) An erection of the penis
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  1. (Slang) An erection of the penis
  2. (Slang) A stupid or silly blunder
  3. A blunder or an error.
One who blooms, matures, or develops.
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  1. One who blooms, matures, or develops.
  2. A person in the bloom or prime of life
  3. (Slang) A blunder.
A careless mistake; a slip.
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  1. A careless mistake; a slip.
  2. A stupid, silly, or credulous person
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