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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

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. 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. Joel Miller:

    What we have to remember is that not everything is under our control. If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That's a gamble we all take. That's the risk of liberty. Nobody wants others to screw up their lives, but each must be free to do so for themselves.

  4. 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.

  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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  • 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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