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botch

verb [T] uk   /bɒtʃ/ us    /bɑːtʃ/ ( UK also bodge)
to spoil something by doing it badly: We botched (up) our first attempt at wallpapering the bathroom.

botch

noun [C] uk   /bɒtʃ/ us    /bɑːtʃ/ ( UK also botch-up, bodge, bodge-up)
something that is spoiled by being done badly: The company made a series of botches before it went bankrupt. UK The concert was very badly organized. In fact, the whole thing was a real botch-up.
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