screw up

This page is about the slang term screw up


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

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey