Botch

Definition of Botch

n.1.A swelling on the skin; a large ulcerous affection; a boil; an eruptive disease.
Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
- Milton.
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.
v. t.1.To mark with, or as with, botches.
[imp. & p. p. Botched ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Botching.]
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 (More's Utopia).
3.To put together unsuitably or unskillfully; to express or perform in a bungling manner; to bungle; to spoil or mar, as by unskillful work.
For treason botched in rhyme will be thy bane.
- Dryden.

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