Definition of botch:
- A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
- A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
- To mark with, or as with, botches.
- To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.
- To repair; to mend; esp. to patch in a clumsy or imperfect manner, as a garment; - sometimes with up.
- 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.
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derange (part of speech: verb)
- err (part of speech: verb)
- disable (part of speech: verb)
- "The Man Without a Country", Edward E. Hale.
- "The Trespasser", D.H. Lawrence.
What's got to be done is to get it through everybody's head that every nation ought not to learn to produce anything but what it can produce best, and that self- defense ought not to force it to make a botch of trying to do what another nation could do better.- "Home Fires in France", Dorothy Canfield.