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Meaning of BOTCH

Pronunciation:  bâch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an embarrassing mistake
  2. [v]  make a mess of, destroy or ruin

BOTCH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ball up, bloomer, blooper, blow, blunder, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, boner, boo-boo, botch up, bumble, bungle, bungle, flub, flub, fluff, foul up, foul-up, fuck up, fuckup, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil
 See Also: bull, clanger, error, fail, fault, faux pas, fluff, fumble, gaffe, gaucherie, go wrong, howler, miscarry, misstep, mistake, muff, slip, snafu, solecism, spectacle, stumble, trip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Botch\, n.; pl. {Botches}. [Same as Boss a stud. For
    senses 2 & 3 cf. D. botsen to beat, akin to E. beat.]
    1. A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a
       boil; an eruptive disease. [Obs. or Dial.]
             Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
    2. A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended
       in a clumsy manner.
    3. Work done in a bungling manner; a clumsy performance; a
       piece of work, or a place in work, marred in the doing, or
       not properly finished; a bungle.
             To leave no rubs nor botches in the work. --Shak.
  2. \Botch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Botched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Botching}.] [See {Botch}, n.]
    1. To mark with, or as with, botches.
             Young Hylas, botched with stains.     --Garth.
    2. To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect
       manner, as a garment; -- sometimes with up.
             Sick bodies . . . to be kept and botched up for a
             time.                                 --Robynson
    3. To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or
       perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by
       unskillful work.
             For treason botched in rhyme will be thy bane.
Easton Bible Dictionary

the name given in Deut. 28:27, 35 to one of the Egyptian plagues (Ex. 9:9). The word so translated is usually rendered "boil" (q.v.).

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