[ UK /bˈɒt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɑtʃ/ ]
  1. an embarrassing mistake
  1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
    I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
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How To Use botch In A Sentence

  • The commission may come up with a new plan for overseeing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which is accused of botching its end of the case. Peace, order and good government, eh?: December 2004 Archives
  • We must have botched the first task, because we've certainly bungled the second.
  • It is a silly idea and he has botched it.
  • We talked earlier about the computer marketing firm that had badly botched one of its first major corporate sales.
  • Once primarily limited to intergang violence, the bloodshed of the city’s drug trade began spilling onto the streets of the border city in July 1997, when, at the age of forty-two, Amado Carrillo Fuentes died during a botched cosmetic surgery procedure in Mexico City, supposedly designed to change his appearance to evade law enforcement. THE DAUGHTERS OF JUÁREZ
  • But the police have also been accused of badly botching the investigation.
  • The actor botch botched ( ie forgot or stumbled over ) his lines.
  • I am useless when it comes to subterfuge or breaking rules and I botched the entire mission right royally.
  • Chip Caray infuriated a lot of baseball fans this October on TBS, sparking jokes as he described seemingly every hit as "fisted," and completely botching a call in the 10th inning of the AL Central one-game playoff, when he screamed, "Line drive, base hit!" on a screamer by Nick Punto that Tigers left fielder Ryan Raburn caught before throwing home to nail Alexi Casilla at the plate and keep the game going. NY Daily News
  • We botched our first attempt at wallpapering the bathroom.
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