louse up


loused up; lousing up; louses up

intransitive verb

: to make a mess

Examples of louse up in a Sentence

everything is riding on this project, so we can't afford to louse up I loused up the wallpapering job in the bedroom—the seams show too much.

Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of louse up was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Louse up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/louse%20up. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

louse up

: bungle
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