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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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  1. screwup

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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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