botch botch  /ˈbɑtʃ/


  1. (v) make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  2. (n) an embarrassing mistake

Derived Word(s)


  1. On the naturalistic level, Francis Coppola's film is a botch, a hoot.
  2. Their gallantry and Ledger's enduring charisma aside, the film is a sodden botch from the mad-genius auteur of Brazil.
  3. They charged that the execution was a near-botch, an untidy, saloon-style shootout in which the gunman managed to kill Gallo only by sheer luck.


  • Ranking the Worst Matches Ever to Air on Monday Night Raw

    Let's face it: Over the years, some absolutely abysmal matches have aired on Raw. Hilariously bad botches, horrible celebrity impersonators, kayfabe-breaking and JR's BBQ's all in here. And it's not pretty. Factoring in every match's awfulness, as well as how (un)fondly it is remembered by wrestling fans, here's a list of the worst bouts to ever air on WWE's flagship show. Enter if ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "There is no need to keep pointing out the mistakes I believe Yahoo made by not immediately taking a $33 offer made by Microsoft," Icahn wrote. "But one thing is clear -- Jerry Yang and the current board of Yahoo will not be able to 'botch...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: MarketWatch

  2. "This isn't a closed case. Something caused the federal government to botch the Ringwood cleanup. Whether it was a racial issue or not, the inspector general should keep digging until we get to the bottom of this," New Jersey Sen. Robert...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Robert Menendez Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "I think the fans are entitled to keep that number," Ensberg said. "I don't want to botch it up."
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Morgan Ensberg Source:

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