Synonyms of screw up


1. screwup, mismanagement, misdirection

usage: the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation; "a typical bureaucratic screwup"


1. heat up, hot up, screw up, intensify, compound, heighten, deepen

usage: make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up"

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, fail, go wrong, miscarry

usage: 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"

3. screw up, screw

usage: screw or turn higher

4. screw up, grimace, make a face, pull a face

usage: twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face"

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