verb (used with object)
Origin of botch1
Examples from the Web for botched
The result, Panetta says: botched U.S. policies from Syria to Iraq to Afghanistan.Obama’s Ex-CIA Chief Slams White House for ‘Hesitation and Half Steps’|Josh Rogin|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That same day, despite tissues still damp from the aftermath of the botched audition, my life changed in a matter of two hours.
He had had it up to here (which, on Kim, is not all that far) with their botched forecasts.
Sandbags were attached to the corpses to make them sink but the disposal was botched.
Botched executions have not been the particular plague of a handful of states or of a single inadequate technology.Lethal Injection Leads to the Most Botched Executions|Austin Sarat, Robert Henry Weaver, Heather Richard|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It's botched," said Mr. Tooting, whose artistic soul was jarred.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
I told her that you had botched the business from the beginning.The Iron Furrow|George C. Shedd
This is perfectly true; much as Lnnrot botched and vamped the Finnish lays he made no epic out of them.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
The lower screw-plate on the stern post had wrenched out, and we botched it up roughly as a make-shift.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
Not the incredible trip, rising till the Earth lay below like a botched model of itself; not the silent mausoleum of the Moon.The Worshippers|Damon Francis Knight
British Dictionary definitions for botched
verb (tr often foll by up)
Word Origin for botch
Word Origin and History for botched
late 14c., bocchen "to repair," later, "to spoil by unskillful work" (1520s); of unknown origin. Related: Botched; botching. As a noun from c.1600.