Bodge


Bodge
We bodge things all the time here. I'm sure you do too! To do a bodge job means to do a quick and dirty. Make it look good for the next day or two and if it falls down after that - hey well we only bodged it! Applies to building, DIY, programming and most other things.

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  • bodge — [bɔdʒ US ba:dʒ] n also bodge up [singular] spoken a mistake or something that is not as good as it should be →↑botch ▪ The builders have made a complete bodge of the kitchen. >bodge v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bodge — UK [bɒdʒ] / US [bɑdʒ] or bodge up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms bodge : present tense I/you/we/they bodge he/she/it bodges present participle bodging past tense bodged past participle bodged British informal to do something badly,… …   English dictionary

  • bodge up — bodge UK [bɒdʒ] / US [bɑdʒ] or bodge up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms bodge : present tense I/you/we/they bodge he/she/it bodges present participle bodging past tense bodged past participle bodged British informal to do something badly,… …   English dictionary

  • Bodge — Bodge, n. A botch; a patch. [Dial.] Whitlock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bodge — Bodge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bodged}.] To botch; to mend clumsily; to patch. [Obs. or Dial.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bodge — Bodge, v. i. See {Budge}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bodge up — variant UK US Main entry: bodge …   Useful english dictionary

  • bodge — ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ make or repair badly or clumsily. DERIVATIVES bodger noun. ORIGIN alteration of BOTCH(Cf. ↑botcher) …   English terms dictionary

  • bodge — also bodge up noun (singular) spoken a mistake or something that is not as good as it should be: The builders have made a complete bodge of the kitchen. see also: botch 2 bodge verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bodge — [[t]bɒ̱ʤ[/t]] bodges, bodging, bodged VERB If you bodge something, you make it or mend it in a way that is not as good as it should be. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n] He s a craftsman. It hurts him to have to bodge jobs. Syn: botch …   English dictionary