verb[with object] British • informal
- Make or repair (something) badly or clumsily: the door was bodged together from old planksMore 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.