Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun screw_up

1 sense of screwup

Sense 1
screwup -- (the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation; "a typical bureaucratic screwup")
       => mismanagement, misdirection -- (management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb screw_up

4 senses of screw up

Sense 1
heat up, hot up, screw up -- (make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up")
       => intensify, compound, heighten, deepen -- (make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions")

Sense 2
botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up -- (make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement")
       => fail, go wrong, miscarry -- (be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably")

Sense 3
screw up -- (screw or turn higher)
       => screw -- (turn like a screw)

Sense 4
screw up -- (twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face")
       => grimace, make a face, pull a face -- (contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do")

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