to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
- flubber, noun
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How to use flub in a sentence
Unfortunately, the changes were only cosmetic, an embarrassment Stewart called a “site flub.”Five Ways ‘The Daily Show’ Has Savaged the Obamacare Rollout (VIDEO) | Natasha Bach | November 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The latest installment came in an embarrassing diplomatic flub by the Prime Minister's office itself.
The DHS secretary will likely survive her "the system worked" flub.
The support he had advanced to the "old flub" he could threaten to withdraw unless the wedding were hastened.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
He took the same delight in employing them in his works as he did flim-flams, flub-dubs, and catamarans.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions | Slason Thompson
"Flip-flop, flippity-floppity-flub" sounded in progression across the living-room floor.Wanted: A Husband | Samuel Hopkins Adams
When a half-grown girl, a half-baked boy, a flub like Mulready—damn his eyes!The Black Bag | Louis Joseph Vance
And all confessed and joined his party, and he was known as the wisest king of the flub Dubs.'Charge It' | Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for flub
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
(intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
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