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tr.v. foo·zled, foo·zling, foo·zles
To do or deal with poorly or clumsily.
The act of bungling, especially a poor stroke in golf.
[Perhaps from German dialectal fuseln, to work poorly or slowly.]
(Golf) to bungle (a shot)
(Golf) a bungled shot
[C19: perhaps from German dialect fuseln to do slipshod work]
v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to bungle; play clumsily: to foozle a stroke in golf; to foozle on the last hole.n.
2. an act of foozling, esp. a bad stroke in golf.
[1825–35; perhaps < dial. German fuseln to work badly or clumsily]
Past participle: foozled