screw-up


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screw·up

also screw-up  (skro͞o′ŭp′)
n. Slang
1. One that makes a mess of an undertaking; a bungler.
2. A blunder; a mess: a managerial screwup.

screw-up

n
1. something mishandled or done badly
2. a person who habitually fails or mishandles things
Translations

screw-up

[ˈskruːʌp] Nlío m, embrollo m, cacao m
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