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Synonyms for screw up
screw up

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  1. heat up, hot up, screw upverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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 upverb

    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. Mikel Elliott:

    [Renting] trucks and trailers is not a sexy business, you can provide the best service, but if you screw up the invoice and how you handle any damages with a client, forget about it—they won’t come back.

  2. Amy Martin:

    Quinn: Do you know what I have been doing that would have cured me? Fine! I'll tell you. I've been sliding through an interdimensional wormhole seeing how ways people like you can screw up civilization!!!!!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.'.

  5. Judith Penney:

    As I’m older now, I can’t even fathom why Lorraine let me stay there, lots of times I think about, ‘Why did I do this? Why did I screw up my life like this?’ Sometimes I get angry thinking about it, how so much was taken away from me.


Translations for screw up

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  • našponovat, šroubovat, šponovat, zašroubovat, vyhnat, podělat, zorat, zpackat, zbodat, přemrštitCzech
  • پیچ کردنPersian
  • kiristää, mämmätä, äärimmilleen, tyriä, kiinni, möhliä, vääntää, ruuvataFinnish
  • gafferFrench
  • przyśrubować, spieprzyćPolish
  • запороть, завинчивать, завинтить, напортачитьRussian

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