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Definition of bastardize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bastardize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈbæstərˌdaɪz//
 
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