louse up

verb

Definition of louse up

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  foul up, snarl

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a mess

Examples of louse up in a Sentence

  1. everything is riding on this project, so we can't afford to louse up

  2. I loused up the wallpapering job in the bedroom—the seams show too much.

1934

First Known Use of louse up

1934



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