Botched
Botch Botch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Botched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Botching}.] [See {Botch}, n.] 1. To mark with, or as with, botches. [1913 Webster]

Young Hylas, botched with stains. --Garth. [1913 Webster]

2. To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; -- sometimes with up. [1913 Webster]

Sick bodies . . . to be kept and botched up for a time. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

3. To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to bungle; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work. [1913 Webster]

For treason botched in rhyme will be thy bane. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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