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Synonyms for screw up

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  1. heat up, hot up, screw up(verb)

    make more intense

    "Emotions were screwed up"

    Synonyms:
    mishandle, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, hot up, bollix, muff, bodge, flub, hop up, foul up, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, soup up, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, heat up, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, heat

  2. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up(verb)

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, fumble, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, mess up, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, fluff, mess, mishandle, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  3. screw up(verb)

    screw or turn higher

    Synonyms:
    mishandle, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, hot up, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, heat up, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

  4. screw up(verb)

    twist into a strained configuration

    "screw up one's face"

    Synonyms:
    mishandle, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, hot up, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, louse up, mess up, blow, bollix up, botch, heat up, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

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How to use screw up in a sentence?

  1. Chris Blanchard:

    I had them drive in and stop and shut the car off to look around, at that moment, I gave them the concerned parent/uncle speech. 'This is it. If you screw up, not wearing (a) seat belt, drink and drive, text, get distracted by music or friends, it's over! No second chances, no excuses, no retakes, no do-overs, no goodbyes. Dead.'.

  2. David Siik:

    It will screw up your posture and it messes up your natural stride and gait-- and all that’s a chain reaction, so eventually it affects your body really negatively.

  3. Mary Bertone:

    But screw up your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    When you have 10 overage white guys looking at things, there's better than a 50/50 chance it's going to be a screw-up.

  5. Malcolm Knapp:

    When people work, they eat out more often. Fast-food chains are the first to benefit because (people entering or returning to the workforce) are going to go for the more affordable stuff, it's hard to screw up breakfast ... everything goes well with bacon.

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Translations for screw up

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  • zbodat, vyhnat, zorat, zpackat, přemrštit, zašroubovat, šponovat, našponovat, podělat, šroubovatCzech
  • پیچ کردنPersian
  • möhliä, tyriä, äärimmilleen, mämmätä, kiristää, kiinni, ruuvata, vääntääFinnish
  • gafferFrench
  • spieprzyć, przyśrubowaćPolish
  • напортачить, завинтить, завинчивать, запоротьRussian

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