Definition of 'botched'
Example sentences containing 'botched'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
But since the botched operation it's been just cuddles. The Sun (2016)But his reign will be remembered for a string of costly, high-profile botched operations. The Sun (2016)The botched raids came after a suspect gave police a phoney address. The Sun (2008)The real wedding came after two botched attempts. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So it suits all sides for the entire affair to be dismissed as simply a botched robbery. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His mother has just been jailed for her part in a botched robbery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most of the victims were killed during a botched rescue attempt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone else needs at least five botched attempts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It follows the police investigation into a botched operation that has left two police officers and a key witness dead. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The victims of the botched raid also had their origins in Bangladesh. Times, Sunday Times (2006)American officials refused to apologise for the botched raid on Syria. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As he goes through the daily grind of meetings he has the horror of botched operations or shoddy care still in his mind. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A police officer was shot through the shoulder while chasing a suspect after a botched raid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If it is the latter, the botched rescue of the troubled bank will be remembered as its symbol. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was discharged in 1948 after an accident and a botched operation cost him the sight in his left eye. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Having hit an obstacle placed in the road, they were shot dead in what appears to have been a botched robbery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)BUNGLING firemen blasted an escaped red panda 40ft out of a tree in a botched rescue bid. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'botched'
Used Occasionally. botched is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of botched from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.