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goof

[ goof ]SEE DEFINITION OF goof

Synonyms for goof

  • err
  • flub
  • screw up
  • blunder
  • botch
  • bungle
  • miscalculate
  • slip
  • snarl
  • blow it
  • foul up
  • get wrong
  • louse up
  • make a boner
  • mess up
  • mix up
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Antonyms for goof

  • correct
  • do well
  • fix
  • succeed
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOOF

It was the external field around the hull that had decided to goof off this time.

He didnt know which way to turn, because he didnt know which way the goof was going to pull up.

What kind of psionic force would it take to make so many people in the United States goof up the way they were doing?

Or was p. 39 this all goof ball sentiment in his own mind, to make himself feel real modest?

WORD ORIGIN

1916, American English, "stupid person," perhaps a variant of English dialect goff "foolish clown" (1869), from 16c. goffe, probably from Middle French goffe "awkward, stupid," of uncertain origin. Or English goffe may be from Middle English goffen "speak in a frivolous manner," possibly from Old English gegaf "buffoonery," and gaffetung "scolding." Sense of "a blunder" is c.1954, probably influenced by gaffe.

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verbruin chance
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blow

verbruin chance
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