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Why do you blunder about and play the fool? THE WOLF AND THE DOVEBut they went on to make blunder after blunder and it ended up a messy match. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Here we chart some of the biggest bureaucratic blunders of modern times. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The report outlines a string of major blunders. The Sun (2010)Two defensive blunders set us on our way. The Sun (2011)It proved to be a catastrophic tactical blunder. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Read about more interview blunders and share your interview stories on our blog at timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But he knows the odd blunder can make games more interesting. The Sun (2010)He might have added avoiding blunders to the list. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Both blundered about as others plunged the world into conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The huge sum has been set aside for payouts to tens of thousands of patients who suffered blunders in hospital. The Sun (2013)This proved a huge tactical blunder. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)They pressed ahead, blundering into the woods through the darkening maze of trees and shrubs. Christianity Today (2000)England need no reminding they have previous when it comes to goalkeeping blunders in Ukraine. The Sun (2013)Three years on, she is still suffering from the hospital blunder. The Sun (2014)White's next is a horrible blunder caused by time pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A rushed move by the blundering board designed to keep any growing doubters quiet. The Sun (2011)Gloucester's defensive blunders only helped the visitors' cause. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The blunder comes after the Co-operative Group has suffered a torrid couple of years. The Sun (2015)The Black Cats boss says the ropey ref made two major blunders which cost his side all three points. The Sun (2016)They followed the pattern of other terror cells - changing apartments and cars regularly - but they blundered again and again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'blunder'
British English: blunder /ˈblʌndə/ NOUN
A blunder is a stupid or careless mistake.
I think he made a tactical blunder by announcing it so far ahead of time.
- American English: blunder
- Arabic: خَطَأَ فادِح
- Brazilian Portuguese: gafe
- Chinese: 大错
- Croatian: nepromišljenost
- Czech: omyl
- Danish: brøler
- Dutch: blunder
- European Spanish: error garrafal
- Finnish: kömmähdys
- French: gaffe
- German: Fehler
- Greek: γκάφα
- Italian: errore
- Japanese: 大失敗
- Korean: 큰 실수
- Norwegian: bommert
- Polish: błąd
- European Portuguese: gafe
- Romanian: gafă
- Russian: грубая ошибка
- Spanish: error garrafal
- Swedish: blunder
- Thai: การทำผิดเพราะสะเพร่า
- Turkish: gaf
- Ukrainian: промах
- Vietnamese: điều sai lầm
British English: blunder VERB
If you blunder, you make a stupid or careless mistake.
No doubt I had blundered again.
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