Origin of screwup
Words nearby screwup
How to use screwup in a sentence
Plenty of research screwups get quietly cleaned up and never mentioned.
British Dictionary definitions for screwup
Other 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]