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Botch   /bɑtʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. botched; pres. part. botching)
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.  Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil.  "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

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"Botch" Quotes from Famous Books

... the path of duty, as others also had been. Had the world gone wrong, escaped from its mysterious Maker, and did it need to be redeemed by any such dramatic remedy? No, his God, the God who made, could not botch a job and be disconcerted at the continuing bad results of His handiwork. The only doubt about his God was whether He was in any degree benevolent. When he reflected that He had made a world full to the brim of its cup of bitterness, he sometimes, nowadays, thought not. All ...
— Old Crow • Alice Brown

Words linked to "Botch" :   bumble, solecism, snafu, faux pas, error, gaucherie, go wrong, mistake, slip, pratfall, misstep, stumble, trip, trip-up, clanger, spectacle, bull, blooper, fault, miscarry, spoil, fail, howler, gaffe

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