screwup


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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`

or screw′-up`,



n. Slang.
1. a serious mistake or blunder; foul-up.
2. a habitual blunderer.
[1955–60; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"

screwup

also screw-up
noun
1. Slang. A clumsy person:
2. Slang. A ruinous state of disorder:
Informal: hash.
Slang: snafu.
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