Meaning of botch


Pronunciation: (boch), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to spoil by poor work; bungle (often fol. by up): He botched up the job thoroughly.
  2. to do or say in a bungling manner.
  3. to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
  1. a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle: He made a complete botch of his first attempt at baking.
  2. a clumsily added part or patch.
  3. a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.


Pronunciation: (boch), [key]
— n.
  1. a swelling on the skin; a boil.
  2. an eruptive disease.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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