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Definition of botched

: unsuccessful because of being poorly done : spoiled by mistakes a botched attempt a botched recipe a botched medical procedure

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Recent Examples on the Web That said, Biden’s approval numbers began to slip toward their current historic lows after the botched pullout from Afghanistan, where Al Zawahiri was killed. Abdul El-sayed, The New Republic, 5 Aug. 2022 Will a botched sendoff spoil the magical memories of the preceding seasons — the equivalent of a fumble on the goal line? Don Aucoin,, 5 Aug. 2022 California has not executed anyone since 2006, when a federal judge ruled that deficiencies in the state’s prison staff training, equipment and procedures for lethal injections had created an undue risk of botched and agonizing executions. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug. 2022 Meantime, a Republican member of Congress is warning the Biden administration not to withhold the after-action reports on the president’s botched and deadly military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Elizabeth Heckman, Fox News, 3 Aug. 2022 Nearly two weeks after a former college football player and high school coach was shot and killed during a botched carjacking at a Gwinnett County QuikTrip, one of the suspects has been arrested and charged with murder, police said. Henri Hollis, ajc, 21 July 2022 In the end, a botched cover-up of misbehavior by Chris Pincher — a relative nobody outside of Westminster circles — proved to be the last straw. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 7 July 2022 Restoring botched brows can be a major pain in the… arch. Paige Stables, Allure, 30 June 2022 And Lindor’s botched play at shortstop was part of the mud underneath. Stefan Bondy, Hartford Courant, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of botched

1752, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Botched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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