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Botch - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Botch' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Botch [ n.]
- A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
- A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
- Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or not properly finished; a bungle.
- To mark with, or as with, botches.
- To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- sometimes with up.
- To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.

Meaning of 'Botch' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . botch [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make a mess of, destroy or ruin
Example in sentence:
  • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out;
  • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement