[ fluhb ]
/ flʌb /
verb (used with or without object), flubbed, flub·bing.
to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
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Origin of flub
An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; origin uncertain
OTHER WORDS FROM flubflub·ber, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for flubs
If he flubs this like last time, this race is probably over.Now It’s Obama’s Turn to Win the Debate at Hofstra University|Michael Tomasky|October 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Timothy Geithner flubs a question about taxes, Michelle Malkin slams the unemployed, and John McCain still stands by his woman.
British Dictionary definitions for flubs
/ (flʌb) informal /
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
verb flubs, flubbing or flubbed
(intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
Word Origin for flub
C20: of origin unknown
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