Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of botch.
  • adjective clumsily made or repaired in an unacceptable or incompetent manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective spoiled through incompetence or clumsiness

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Examples

  • Comin 'received terrific reviews and strong sales, despite Earle's claim that the label botched the album's song sequence.

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  • Black cops and lawyers in Westchester County decried what they described as a "botched" investigation.

    Phillip Martin: DJ Henry and the Training of Police, Part Four

  • After Kerry caused a firestorm this week with what he termed a botched campaign joke that Republicans said insulted current soldiers, The Associated Press was alerted to the historical comments by a former law enforcement official who monitored 1970s anti-war activities…

    Think Progress » Pentagon Publicly Touts ‘Progress’ In Iraq, Secretly Acknowledges ‘Violence at An All-Time High’

  • He's apologizing for what he calls a botched joke and he says he regrets saying anything negative about those in uniform.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2006

  • After Kerry caused a firestorm this week with what he termed a botched campaign joke that Republicans said insulted current soldiers, The Associated Press was alerted to the historical comments by a former law enforcement official who monitored 1970s anti-war activities…

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Snow Incessantly Calls On Kerry To Apologize, Ignoring Kerry Apology

  • As the ship came to rest half submerged on its side, yards from the coast of the island of Giglio late on Friday, anger rose among the thousands of passengers who had swum or been ferried and flown to safety over what they described as a botched evacuation by crew members who panicked.

    The Guardian World News

  • There was anger among the thousands of passengers who had swum or been ferried and flown to safety over what they described as a botched evacuation by crew members who panicked.

    The Guardian World News

  • Mobley initially was charged with murder by York police, but 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett dropped the charge soon after lamenting what he called a botched investigation by the department.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • Mobley initially was charged with murder by York police, but 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett dropped the charge soon after, lamenting what he called a botched investigation by the department.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • Mobley initially was charged with murder by York police, but 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett dropped the charge soon after, lamenting what he called a botched investigation by the department.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

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