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Definition of bastardize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



bastardize something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bastardize
he / she / it bastardizes
past simple bastardized
-ing form bastardizing
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to copy something, but change parts of it so that it is not as good as the original He accused them of bastardizing his music.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bastardize