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Origin of screwup
Example sentences from the Web for screwup
But tales from the back office never make the headlines unless there is a screw-up.
Jerry aside, who on the ACN team bears the most responsibility for the “Genoa” screw-up?Jeff Daniels on the Most Explosive Episode of ‘The Newsroom’ Yet|Marlow Stern|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“This was a screw-up that could have been disastrous,” he told them.The Boston Bombings: Here Comes the Second-Guessing|Daniel Klaidman|April 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What is known of the evidence on Hazmi and Mihdhar, however, makes the screw-up version hard to swallow.
British Dictionary definitions for screwup
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with screwup
Muster or summon up; see pluck up one's courage.
Make a mess of an undertaking; also, make a mistake, as in I really screwed up this report, or She said she was sorry, admitting that she had screwed up. Some authorities believe this usage is a euphemism for fuck up. [Slang; c. 1940]
Injure, damage, as in I screwed up my back lifting all those heavy books. [Slang]
Make neurotic or anxious, as in Her family really screwed her up, but her therapist has helped her a lot. [Slang; mid-1900s]