botch (v.) Old form(s): botcht
clumsily patch together, fumble with
H5 II.ii.115[King Henry to Scroop] All other devils that suggest by treasons / Do botch and bungle up damnation
Ham IV.v.10[Gentleman to Gertrude, of people's reaction to Ophelia's speech] They ... botch the words up fit to their own thoughts
Tim IV.iii.287[Timon to Apemantus, of company] 'Tis not well mended so, it is but botched
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