Botching



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.
Contemporary Examples

The Looming Political Game Changers Eleanor Clift July 15, 2014
CEO Smackdown! The Daily Beast Video February 10, 2009
The Paris Hilton of Tech Dan Lyons October 24, 2011
Is J.J. Abrams Lost in Space? Sujay Kumar May 18, 2013

Historical Examples

The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
Faust Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Free Air Sinclair Lewis
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
The Happy Unfortunate Robert Silverberg

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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