screwup

noun screw·up \ ˈskrü-ˌəp \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Examples of screwup in a Sentence

  1. That was a major screwup.

  2. She's a screwup who can't hold down a job.

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First Known Use of screwup

1844

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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screw up

verb

Definition of screw up

1 : to tighten, fasten, or lock by or as if by a screw
2 a : bungle, botch
b : to cause to act or function in a crazy or confused way : confound, disturb
: to botch an activity or undertaking

Examples of screw up in a Sentence

  1. we all screw up from time to time, so don't sweat it

  2. you've totally screwed up the spreadsheet

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First Known Use of screw up

1625

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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SCREWUP Defined for English Language Learners

screwup

Definition of screwup for English Language Learners

  • : a mistake or error

  • : a person who often makes mistakes especially about important things : someone who often screws up



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