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Botch  v. t.  (past & past part. botched; pres. part. botching)  
To mark with, or as with, botches. "Young Hylas, botched with stains."
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."
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."

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"Botch" Quotes from Famous Books

... was when the boy who gave no signs of genius or unusual ability was consigned to the farm, and the brilliant boy was sent to college or to the city to make a career for himself. But we are now beginning to see that man has made a botch of farming only because he looked upon it as a sort of humdrum occupation; as a means provided by nature for living-getting for those who were not good for much else. Farming was considered by many people as a sort ...
— Pushing to the Front • Orison Swett Marden

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