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botch up

vb. (context transitive English) To ruin, mess up.

botch up

v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]

Usage examples of "botch up".

Old Rossum cursed him and before he died he managed to botch up two physiological horrors.

Why should very clever people who are stealing millions botch up their own scheme by searching his apartment the very next day?

The radiation from a near miss could botch up a ship's electronics beyond repair-two fighters, one of ours and one of theirs, had evidently suffered that fate, silently drifting out of the system at a constant velocity, without power.

However, considering the Heat of the Climate, I did not doubt but if I could find out any such Clay, I might botch up some such Pot, as might, being dry’.

I know what those Norbie haters such as Dumaroy could do with a chance to botch up a ‘.

Since we agreed to only botch up one out of every ten orders, we have a lot of time to decide exactly which orders will get botched up and how.