verschlimmbessern

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From verbessern "to improve", verschlimmern "to make worse".

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verschlimmbessern ‎(third-person singular simple present verschlimmbessert, past tense verschlimmbesserte, past participle verschlimmbessert, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial) To make something worse in an honest but failed attempt to improve it

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