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flub

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verb \ˈfləb\

Simple Definition of flub

  • : to fail to do (something) correctly

Full Definition of flub

flubbedflub·bing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a mess of :  botch <flubbed my lines>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  blunder

Examples of flub

  1. The ball went right to him but he flubbed the catch.

  2. The actress flubbed several lines.



Origin of flub

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1904

Rhymes with flub


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flub

noun

Definition of flub

  1. :  an act or instance of flubbing :  blunder



Examples of flub

  1. <when she was told her information was wrong, she apologized for the flub and immediately corrected it>



1900

First Known Use of flub

1900


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