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screwing up

verb as in make a mess of

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Example Sentences

Then America would be a great country, but we keep screwing up.

It was a fiasco, but were some of the players screwing up on purpose?

In other words, I was stressed out during the day and it was screwing up my sleep at night.

After a week passed in which Lohan ignores Johnson, the star confessed to “screwing up” and falling off the wagon.

But in a vast federal government, someone somewhere is invariably screwing up.

She had suddenly caught sight of the old housekeeper making signs to her, and screwing up her face in a most mysterious way!

Finally, by screwing up the brake, the current through the dynamo is increased, and the lamp again short-circuited.

"And bring them back again with you," he whispered, screwing up his eyes into a shrewd grimace.

Screwing up my courage, without more ado I started off as quickly as I could, to look for the place Guillaume had started from.

They are held in place by set bolts and jam nuts, and are tightened by simply screwing up the nuts.


On this page you'll find 66 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to screw up, such as: botch, bungle, confuse, flub, muddle, and spoil.

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