Phrasal Verbs

muck up

This page is about the phrasal verb muck up



If you muck something up, you do it badly and fail to achieve your goal.


mess up, screw up (informal)

For example

  • muck up sth I went to a new barber today and he mucked up my hair style. It looks terrible.

  • muck sth up Sally went to a job interview today, and she thinks she mucked it up. She said she was really nervous and she couldn't think clearly.

Quick Quiz

If you muck something up at work, your boss will probably

a. thank you

b. criticise you

c. congratulate you
a) thank you b) criticise you c) congratulate you

Phrasal verbs grammar

1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context ebook

Phrasal Verb of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey

Is there anything wrong with this page? Let us know ↗️