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Definition of botch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

botch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɒtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːtʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they botch
BrE BrE//bɒtʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːtʃ//
 
he / she / it botches
BrE BrE//ˈbɒtʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtʃɪz//
 
past simple botched
BrE BrE//bɒtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːtʃt//
 
past participle botched
BrE BrE//bɒtʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːtʃt//
 
-ing form botching
BrE BrE//ˈbɒtʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːtʃɪŋ//
 
 
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botch something (up) (informal) to spoil something by doing it badly He completely botched up the interview. The work they did on the house was a botched job. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘repair’ but originally not implying clumsiness): of unknown origin.
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