botch

Part of speech:

Botchy.

Part of speech: verb

To do in a bungling way; mar; spoil; disfigure; bungle.

Part of speech: noun

A bungled piece of work; a bungling workman.

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Usage examples "botch":

  1. How they managed to botch up her interior so that she moved unpushed is a mystery which Aristide, not divining, could not reveal; and when and where he himself learned to drive a motor- car is also vague. - "The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol", William J. Locke.
  2. To substitute for such words and phrases others which, though incorrect, would be instantly understood by the audience is to botch the dialect and produce what is, after all, not different from the conventional stage dialect of the past. - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.
  3. Ah, but the eyes o’ that botch! - "Every Man for Himself", Norman Duncan.