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flub

 (flŭb) Informal
tr.v. flubbed, flub·bing, flubs
To botch; bungle.
n.
The act or an instance of botching or bungling: "a comedy of small social flubs" (James Wolcott).

[Origin unknown.]

flub′ber n.

flub

(flʌb)
n
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
vb, flubs, flubbing or flubbed
(intr) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
[C20: of origin unknown]

flub

(flʌb)

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]

flub


Past participle: flubbed
Gerund: flubbing

Imperative
flub
flub
Present
I flub
you flub
he/she/it flubs
we flub
you flub
they flub
Preterite
I flubbed
you flubbed
he/she/it flubbed
we flubbed
you flubbed
they flubbed
Present Continuous
I am flubbing
you are flubbing
he/she/it is flubbing
we are flubbing
you are flubbing
they are flubbing
Present Perfect
I have flubbed
you have flubbed
he/she/it has flubbed
we have flubbed
you have flubbed
they have flubbed
Past Continuous
I was flubbing
you were flubbing
he/she/it was flubbing
we were flubbing
you were flubbing
they were flubbing
Past Perfect
I had flubbed
you had flubbed
he/she/it had flubbed
we had flubbed
you had flubbed
they had flubbed
Future
I will flub
you will flub
he/she/it will flub
we will flub
you will flub
they will flub
Future Perfect
I will have flubbed
you will have flubbed
he/she/it will have flubbed
we will have flubbed
you will have flubbed
they will have flubbed
Future Continuous
I will be flubbing
you will be flubbing
he/she/it will be flubbing
we will be flubbing
you will be flubbing
they will be flubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flubbing
you have been flubbing
he/she/it has been flubbing
we have been flubbing
you have been flubbing
they have been flubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flubbing
you will have been flubbing
he/she/it will have been flubbing
we will have been flubbing
you will have been flubbing
they will have been flubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flubbing
you had been flubbing
he/she/it had been flubbing
we had been flubbing
you had been flubbing
they had been flubbing
Conditional
I would flub
you would flub
he/she/it would flub
we would flub
you would flub
they would flub
Past Conditional
I would have flubbed
you would have flubbed
he/she/it would have flubbed
we would have flubbed
you would have flubbed
they would have flubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flub - an embarrassing mistakeflub - 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"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
Verb1.flub - make a mess of, destroy or ruinflub - 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"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
Translations

flub

(US inf)
vtverpfuschen, verpatzen (both inf)
vipfuschen, stümpern (both inf)
nSchnitzer m (inf), → grober Fehler
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