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Synonyms for screw up

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

How to pronounce screw up?

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How to say screw up in sign language?

  1. screwup

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How to use screw up in a sentence?

  1. Charles Mackay:

    A leaky gut is bad because all these undesirable things go from the gut into the bloodstream, and they screw up the immune system.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Doug Quinn:

    I try to have my guys make lists that we can discuss at the end of the day, 'What did I do well?' 'What did I screw up?' 'How am I gonna learn from this tomorrow?' 'Who came in tonight?' 'What should we know about them?' That kinda thing.

  5. 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.'.


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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