screw up

verb

Definition of screw up

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to tighten, fasten, or lock by or as if by a screw

    2. 2a :  bungle, botchb :  to cause to act or function in a crazy or confused way :  confound, disturb

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  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>

    1680

    First Known Use of screw up

    1680



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