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foul up

verb

Definition of foul up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make dirty :  contaminate

  3. 2 :  to spoil by making mistakes or using poor judgment :  confuse

  4. 3 :  entangle, block <fouled up communications>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to cause a foul-up :  bungle <it was his fault. He had fouled up — Pat Frank>



Examples of foul up in a sentence

  1. <tried not to foul up the football play>

  2. <unfortunately, I fouled up and in my e-mail gave everyone the wrong date for the meeting>



1947

First Known Use of foul up

1947



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