Definition of bodge in English:


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Pronunciation: /bɒdʒ


[with object] British informal
Make or repair (something) badly or clumsily: the door was bodged together from old planks
More example sentences
  • I had to bodge it here and there, for example where screw holes didn't align properly, but the point is this: it works and it sounds great.
  • After about 30 minutes of desperately attempting to fix the tube and figure out some way of bodging the tyre, I gave up and called Heather.
  • It would have involved ripping out a bit of skirting board to give us another half-inch of room and then bodging the tracking so that it ran pretty close to the wall.


mid 16th century: alteration of botch.

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