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Related to flub: insinuating, cavorting
tr.v. flubbed, flub·bing, flubs
To botch; bungle.
The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "a comedy of small social flubs" (James Wolcott).
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
vb, flubs, flubbing or flubbed
(intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
[C20: of origin unknown]
v. flubbed, flub•bing,
n. Informal. v.t., v.i.
1. to botch or bungle: to flub a game.n.
2. a bungle; blunder.
[1920–25, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: flubbed
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|Noun||1.||flub - an embarrassing mistake |
error, fault, mistake - 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"
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"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
|Verb||1.||flub - 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"|
bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, ball up, spoil, muff, screw up, fumble, blow