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Meaning of blunder

blun•der

Pronunciation: (blun'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a gross, stupid, or careless mistake: That's your second blunder this morning.
—v.i.
  1. to move or act blindly, stupidly, or without direction or steady guidance: Without my glasses I blundered into the wrong room.
  2. to make a gross or stupid mistake, esp. through carelessness or mental confusion: Just pray that he doesn't blunder again and get the names wrong.
—v.t.
  1. to bungle; botch: Several of the accounts were blundered by that new assistant.
  2. to utter thoughtlessly; blurt out: He blundered his surprise at their winning the award.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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