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botch

 (bŏch)
tr.v. botched, botch·ing, botch·es
1. To perform poorly or ruin through clumsiness or ineptitude: botch a tennis shot; botch a rebellion.
2. To repair or mend clumsily or ineptly.
n.
1. A ruined or defective piece of work: "I have made a miserable botch of this description" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
2. A hodgepodge.

[Middle English bocchen, to mend.]

botch′er n.
botch′y adj.
Synonyms: botch, blow1, bungle, butcher, fumble, muff1
These verbs mean to harm or spoil through ineptitude or clumsiness: botch a repair; blow an opportunity; bungle an interview; butchered the haircut; fumbled my chance to apologize; muffed the last play of the game.

botch

(bɒtʃ)
vb
1. to spoil through clumsiness or ineptitude
2. to repair badly or clumsily
n
Also called: botch-up a badly done piece of work or repair (esp in the phrase make a botch of (something))
[C14: of unknown origin]
ˈbotcher n

botch

(bɒtʃ)
v.t.
1. to spoil by poor work; bungle.
2. to do or say in a bungling manner.
3. to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
n.
4. a poor piece of work; mess; bungle.
5. a clumsily added part or patch.
[1350–1400; Middle English bocchen to patch up; of uncertain orig.]
botch′ed•ly, adv.
botch′er, n.
botch′er•y, n.

botch


Past participle: botched
Gerund: botching

Imperative
botch
botch
Present
I botch
you botch
he/she/it botches
we botch
you botch
they botch
Preterite
I botched
you botched
he/she/it botched
we botched
you botched
they botched
Present Continuous
I am botching
you are botching
he/she/it is botching
we are botching
you are botching
they are botching
Present Perfect
I have botched
you have botched
he/she/it has botched
we have botched
you have botched
they have botched
Past Continuous
I was botching
you were botching
he/she/it was botching
we were botching
you were botching
they were botching
Past Perfect
I had botched
you had botched
he/she/it had botched
we had botched
you had botched
they had botched
Future
I will botch
you will botch
he/she/it will botch
we will botch
you will botch
they will botch
Future Perfect
I will have botched
you will have botched
he/she/it will have botched
we will have botched
you will have botched
they will have botched
Future Continuous
I will be botching
you will be botching
he/she/it will be botching
we will be botching
you will be botching
they will be botching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been botching
you have been botching
he/she/it has been botching
we have been botching
you have been botching
they have been botching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been botching
you will have been botching
he/she/it will have been botching
we will have been botching
you will have been botching
they will have been botching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been botching
you had been botching
he/she/it had been botching
we had been botching
you had been botching
they had been botching
Conditional
I would botch
you would botch
he/she/it would botch
we would botch
you would botch
they would botch
Past Conditional
I would have botched
you would have botched
he/she/it would have botched
we would have botched
you would have botched
they would have botched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botch - an embarrassing mistakebotch - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
Verb1.botch - make a mess of, destroy or ruinbotch - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"

botch

verb
1. spoil, mar, bungle, fumble, screw up (informal), mess up, cock up (Brit. slang), balls up (taboo slang), fuck up (offensive taboo slang), mismanage, muff, make a nonsense of (informal), bodge (informal), make a pig's ear of (informal), flub (U.S. slang) It's a silly idea, and he has botched it.
noun
1. mess, failure, blunder, miscarriage, bungle, bungling, fumble, hash, cock-up (Brit. slang), balls-up (taboo slang), fuck-up (offensive taboo slang), pig's ear (informal), pig's breakfast (informal) I rather made a botch of that whole thing.

botch

verb
To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up, muck up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
noun
A ruinous state of disorder:
Informal: hash.
Slang: screwup, snafu.
Translations

botch

[bɒtʃ]
A. N (= crude repair) → chapuza f
to make a botch of = B
B. VT (also botch up) → hacer una chapuza de
to botch itestropearlo
a botched jobuna chapuza

botch

[ˈbɒtʃ] vt [job] → saboter, bâcler
botch up
vt
(= mess up) → saboter
(= repair inexpertly) → rafistoler

botch

(inf)
vt (also botch up)verpfuschen, vermurksen (inf); plans etcvermasseln (inf); a botched jobein Pfusch m (inf)
nMurks m (inf), → Pfusch m (inf); to make a botch of somethingetw verpfuschen/vermasseln (inf)

botch

[bɒtʃ]
1. n (of job) → pasticcio, macello
2. vt (job) → raffazzonare; (attempt) → fallire
botch up vt (job) → raffazzonare

botch

vt (a surgery, etc.) hacer mal (una cirugía, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
In turn he took his place in the reading class and made a botch of it; then in the geography class and turned lakes into mountains, mountains into rivers, and rivers into continents, till chaos was come again; then in the spelling class, and got "turned down," by a succession of mere baby words, till he brought up at the foot and yielded up the pewter medal which he had worn with ostentation for months.
I find if I scale up end make a bigger botch, I get darker fudge.
In Botch we were open-minded with one another but really combative as a group, and as we got more popular we also catered more to our listeners.