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goof up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of goof

  1. 1 to make a mistake we must have goofed up somewhere, because this cake clearly didn't turn out right Synonyms of goof up blunder, boob [British], flub, fluff, foul up, fumble, err (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, stumble, tripWords Related to goof up nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand

  2. 2 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way he goofed up his first sale at the dealership Synonyms of goof up blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, fluff, foozle, foul up, fumble, botch (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw upWords Related to goof up blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms of goof up ameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp



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