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goofverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɡuːf/ mainly US informal
to make a silly mistake: If Tom hadn't goofed and missed that shot, we'd have won the game. She goofed her lines (= said the words in the play wrong).
Phrasal verbs

goofnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡuːf/

goof noun [C] (MISTAKE)

mainly US informal a silly mistake: I made a real goof by forgetting his name.

goof noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal a silly or stupid person
Translations of “goof”
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯愚蠢的錯誤, 弄錯…
in Russian нелепая ошибка, ляп…
in Turkish aptalca bir hata yapmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯愚蠢的错误, 弄错…
in Polish wygłupić się…
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