goof Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “goof” in the English Dictionary

"goof" in British English

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goofverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ɡuːf/ mainly US informal
to make a ​sillymistake: If Tom hadn't goofed and ​missed that ​shot, we'd have ​won the ​game. She goofed her ​lines (= said the words in the ​playwrong).
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goofnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡuːf/

goof noun [C] (MISTAKE)

mainly US informal a ​sillymistake: I made a ​real goof by ​forgetting his ​name.

goof noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal a ​silly or ​stupidperson
(Definition of goof from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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goofverb [I]

 us   /ɡuf/ infml
to make a ​foolish or ​embarrassingmistake: The ​governorshowed up and no one was there to ​meet him – somebody goofed!
noun [C]  us   /ɡuf/
infml Forgetting to ​bring my driver’s ​license was a ​major goof.
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(Definition of goof from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “goof”
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯愚蠢的错误, 弄错…
in Turkish aptalca bir hata yapmak…
in Russian нелепая ошибка, ляп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯愚蠢的錯誤, 弄錯…
in Polish wygłupić się…
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