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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botcher - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetencebotcher - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action


A clumsy person:
Slang: screwup.


n (inf)Murkser m (inf), → Pfuscher m (inf)
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