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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Botch  \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. 
  --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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Botch  \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 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  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. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  botch 
  n  :  an  embarrassing  mistake  [syn:  {blunder},  {blooper},  {bungle}, 
  {foul-up},  {fuckup},  {flub},  {boner},  {boo-boo},  {misdoing}] 
  v  :  make  a  mess  of  destroy  or  ruin  [syn:  {fumble},  {botch  up}, 
  {muff},  {blow},  {flub},  {screw  up},  {ball  up},  {blunder}, 
  {spoil},  {muck  up},  {bungle},  {fluff},  {bollix},  {bollix 
  up},  {bollocks},  {bollocks  up},  {bobble},  {mishandle},  {louse 
  up},  {foul  up},  {mess  up},  {fuck  up}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Botch 
  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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