mess up

phrasal verb

messed up; messing up; messes up
informal
: to make a mistake : to do something incorrectly
About halfway into the recipe, I realized that I had messed up, and I had to start over.
often + on
She's afraid she'll mess up on the test.I messed up on my first attempt.

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“Mess up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mess%20up. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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