HyperDic: screw_up

English > 4 senses of the expression screw up:
VERBchangescrew up, heat up, hot upmake more intense
socialscrew up, botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck upmake a mess of, destroy or ruin
contactscrew upscrew or turn higher
bodyscrew uptwist into a strained configuration
English > screw up: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake more intense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsheat up, hot up
Broaderintensify, compound, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
Spanishcalentar
Catalanescalfar
English > screw up: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningmake a mess of, destroy or ruin.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsbotch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up
Broaderfail, go wrong, miscarryBe unsuccessful
Spanishapelotonar, arruinar, cagarla, chapucear, estropear, joderla, pifiar
Catalanarruïnar, cagar-la, esguerrar, espatllar, espifiar, fer barroerament, fotre
Nounsscrewupthe complete mismanagement or mishandling / mishandling of a situation
English > screw up: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningscrew or turn higher.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
BroaderscrewTurn like a screw
English > screw up: 4 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningTwist into a strained configuration.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"screw up one's face"
Broadergrimace, make a face, pull a facecontort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
Catalanarrugar

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