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"
- Smith decided to pitch the ball up to surprise his opponent into making a mistake.
- Hit the ball up a little more, you can make runs.
- A fly ball hit for fielding practice by a player who tosses the ball up and hits it on its way down with a long, thin, light bat.
- She threw the ball up and caught it again.