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.
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verb (transitive) often foll by up
to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
to repair badly or clumsily
Also called botch-up. a badly done piece of work or repair (esp in the phrase make a botch of (something))
compensation, such as for injury to person or honor. Historical Examples Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II (of II) Thomas Malory Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (of 7) Geoffrey Chaucer Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion Desiderius Erasmus The Complete Works […]
boatel. a waterside hotel with dock space for persons who travel by boat. noun a variant spelling of boatel noun a waterside hotel catering for boating people a ship that functions as a hotel hotel in a marina
one and the other; two together: He met both sisters. Both performances were canceled. the one as well as the other: Both of us were going to the party. alike; equally: He is both ready and willing. Contemporary Examples How to Stop the Bleeding Howard Kurtz November 3, 2010 The Oscars: 21 Fixes for the […]
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 […]