Definition of 'botch'
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United botched yet another deal and threw millions down the drain. The Sun (2015)He declined to comment on suggestions that the first attempt had been botched. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But he botched the job and survived. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Second, a more plausible critique of eurozone diplomacy says that the deal is botched. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The 23-year-old claims cops botched their investigation into her disappearance at the age of ten. The Sun (2011)They hurried, and botched the job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The programme is still in its infancy, but already the implementation of smart meters seems rather botched. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he botched the job. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the opener, they meet a family who lost a fortune after a builder botched a job and fled with the cash. The Sun (2010)We all know that operations can be botched and drugs can fail; but we also suspect that delay is not good for us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the operation was botched, so she had more surgery in 2006 to correct it. The Sun (2009)The conduct of the police in the first, clearly botched, investigation needs to be subjected to careful examination. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'botch'
Used Rarely. botch is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'botch'
British English: botch VERB
If you botch something that you are doing, you do it badly or clumsily.
Sources claimed police botched the investigation.
Definition of botch from the Collins English Dictionary
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