botch

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. bungle, blunder, butcher; mar, spoil; mismanage. See unskillfulness.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. bungle, spoil, mar, ruin, wreck, mutilate, fumble, distort, blunder, mishandle, do clumsily, muddle, make a mess of, trip up, flounder, err, fall down, be mistaken, misapply, misjudge, misconjecture, mismanage, miscalculate, misconstrue, misreckon, miscompute, misestimate, execute clumsily, do unskillfully, stumble, make a hash of*, put one's foot in it*, pull a boner*, goof up*, butcher*, screw up*, mess up*, foul up*, muff*, flub one's lines*, put out of whack*; see also destroy 1 , fail 1 .
Ant. succeed*, fix*, do well.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
bungle, *screw up, spoil, ruin, *goof, muff, foul up, fumble, flub, louse up.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: bollix up, muck up. Slang: blow1, goof up, louse up, screw up, snafu. Idiom: make a muck of. See CORRECT, HELP. II noun A ruinous state of disorder: foul-up, mess, muddle, shambles. Informal: hash. Slang: screwup, snafu. See CORRECT, ORDER.

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