bodge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bodge 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bodge A botch; a patch.
    • v. i Bodge See Budge.
    • v. t Bodge To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bodge To boggle; botch; patch.
    • n bodge A botch; a patch.
    • bodge To budge; give way: used only in the passage cited.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Bodge boj to make bad work, to fail
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of Botch.

Usage

In literature:

All the actions of his life are like so many things bodged in without any natural cadence or connection at all.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
He's known Bodge longer'n I have, and Bodge don't seem to be right bait.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
All the actions of his life are like so many things bodged in without any natural cadence or connection at all.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
The Benson-Bodges have a new mountain estate of their own up there.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
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In news:

Ann and Keith Hill of Derry NH, along with Lori and Bruce Bodge of Taunton, MA.
Proudly announce the engagement of their children, Courtney Hill and David Bodge .
"Bristles collect a lot of bacteria, which can lead to clogged pores," says product developer Trae Bodge of Three Custom Color Specialists.
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