Examples of screwup in a Sentence
That was a major screwup.
She's a screwup who can't hold down a job.
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Miazga meanders in his analysis but his takeaway is simple enough: both Byrnes and Legg were screwups.
In the end, a diluted version of the government screwup that took Barb's (Shannon Purser) life is exposed, catapulting Hawkins into the national spotlight.
The whole thing was filmed in one session, screwups and all.
On Oscar night, in the first moments after the biggest screwup in Academy Awards history, the two women who run the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rose from their seats in the Dolby Theater and headed in opposite directions.
This kind of amateur-hour screwup may, unfortunately, scare others away from coming forward with vital information that sheds light on the darkest corners of our recent history.
But Coco is a loveable screwup who can rescue people and animals in ways only a kitty could.
What did the doctor say about always blaming other people for your screwups?
Variety posted smoking-gun photos of PwC accountant Brian Cullinan staring down at his phone in the stage-right wings, and clutching two envelopes and a phone in one hand in the moments before his best-picture screwup.
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First Known Use of screwup
Synonymsblunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, error, slip, slipup, stumble, trip
Related Wordsbloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstanding
Near Antonymsaccuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection
Examples of screw up in a Sentence
we all screw up from time to time, so don't sweat it
you've totally screwed up the spreadsheet
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But markets are also imperfect human creations, so the price signals that are supposed to efficiently coordinate human behavior can get screwed up.
There are no words that can fully capture how hilariously screwed up that is.
The Warriors couldn’t afford to screw up this pick.
That means the quarterback is eventually going to have to do more than hand off and try not to screw up.
The first: that the city of Miami screwed up and now wants the media not to do its job.
People only think about special teams when the unit screws up.
The diary includes the detail of Siegal running into Warren Beatty, historically screwed up envelopes in hand, outside the Governors Ball.
De Niro keeps screwing up, Keitel keeps trying to bail him out.
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screw up Synonyms
Synonymsblunder, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), err, slip up, stumble, trip
Related Wordsnod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand
Near Antonymsameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp
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