screw up

This page is about the slang term screw up.

Meaning: to make a serious mistake

For example:

  • His job was to run the company, but he screwed up so often that the company went out of business.

  • I tried to make some pancakes, but I screwed up by cooking them too quickly.

Quick Quiz:

Our waiter screwed up the order and brought us

a. the wrong food

b. the right food

c. the best food

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Contributor: Matt Errey