Botch



to spoil by poor work; bungle (often followed by up):
He botched up the job thoroughly.
to do or say in a bungling manner.
to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle:
He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking.
a clumsily added part or patch.
a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.
a swelling on the skin; a boil.
an eruptive disease.
Contemporary Examples

Does Bibi Have the American People Hypnotized or Something? Michael Tomasky September 16, 2012

Historical Examples

The Complete Works of Josh Billings Henry W. Shaw
The Chinese Fairy Book Various
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870 Various
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting Eugene E. Hall
How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
Every Man for Himself Norman Duncan

verb (transitive) often foll by up
to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
to repair badly or clumsily
noun
Also called botch-up. a badly done piece of work or repair (esp in the phrase make a botch of (something))
v.

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