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English definition of “screw sb up”

screw sb up

informal phrasal verb with screw     /skruː/ verb
When bad experiences or people screw you up, they make you worried and unhappy or damage your personality : It really screwed him up when he saw his friend get killed .Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personalityMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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