botch

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botch(
bach
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to foul up hopelessly)
a. estropear
She botched the handoff in the relay race.Estropeó la transferencia en la carrera de relevo.
b. hacer una chapuza de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The plastic surgeon botched the operation.El cirujano plástico hizo una chapuza de la operación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (crude repair) (United Kingdom)
a. la chapuza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The plumber made a botch of fixing the sink, and it keeps leaking.El plomero hizo una chapuza cuando reparó el lavabo y ahora sigue perdiendo.
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botch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la chapuza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to make a botch of a job/an interviewhacer una chapuza de trabajo/entrevista
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
to botch a job/an interviewhacer una chapuza de trabajo/entrevista
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botch [bɒtʃ]
noun
(crude repair) chapuza (informal) (f)
to make a botch of
transitive verb
(also botch up) hacer una chapuza de (informal)
to botch it estropearlo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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