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botch

botch

 
pronunciation:
bach
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: botched, botches, botching
definition: to spoil or ruin as a result of clumsy work or poor repairs; bungle.
He tried to install the water heater himself, but he botched the job and had to call in a professional.
synonyms:
bollix up, bumble, bungle, butcher, flub, mess up, muck up
similar words:
blow, blunder, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof, muddle, muff, ruin, spoil
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a clumsy or defective piece of workmanship.
similar words:
blunder, bungle, dud, flub, fluff, hash, lemon, mess, muddle, muff, shamble
definition 2: a confused combination; jumble.
synonyms:
hash, hodgepodge, jumble, mess, mishmash, muddle
similar words:
gallimaufry, litter, olio, omnium-gatherum, potpourri, salmagundi, snarl
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derivation: botcher (n.)