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modge

/ (mɒdʒ) /
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verb

(tr) Midland English dialect to do shoddily; make a mess of

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Word Origin for modge

C20: perhaps a variant of mudge to crush (hops)
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Example sentences from the Web for modge

  • They said that one Daniel Modge wanted one of the seats, but Southampton might arrange for the other.

    Henry VIII.|A. F. Pollard
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