Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Screw up

31 August 2020 The New York Times Crossword

We have 34 answers for the crossword clue Screw up. We last saw the 'Screw up' clue in The New York Times Crossword on Thursday, 21 February 2019.

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Definitions and usage

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  • 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"
  • Twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face"
  • Make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up"
  • Screw or turn higher

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ERR

Wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"

4 Letters

BLOW

A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"

FLUB

An embarrassing mistake

MUFF

(sports) dropping the ball

5 Letters

BODGE

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"

BONER

An embarrassing mistake

BOTCH

An embarrassing mistake

ERROR

A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

FLUFF

A blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

HOTUP

Make more powerful; "he souped up the old cars"

LOUSE

Wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

MISDO

Do wrongly or improperly; "misdo one's job"

SNAFU

An acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

SPOIL

Treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

TWIST

Form into twists; "Twist the strips of dough"

6 Letters

BALLUP

Something badly botched or muddled

BLOWIT

BOBBLE

The momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"

BOLLIX

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"

BUMBLE

Walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"

BUNGLE

An embarrassing mistake

FOULUP

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"

FUCKUP

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"

FUMBLE

(sports) dropping the ball

HEATUP

Make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"

MESSUP

Disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"

MUCKUP

Soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

7 Letters

BOTCHUP

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"

LOUSEUP

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"

TIGHTEN

Become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"

8 Letters

BOLLIXUP

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"

BOLLOCKS

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"

9 Letters

MISHANDLE

Manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"

10 Letters

BOLLOCKSUP

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"

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