Meaning of “screw up (something/someone)” in the English Dictionary

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screw up (something/someone)

infml
phrasal verb with screw us /skru/ verb [ T ]

(DAMAGE)

to do very badly or fail at something:

You couldn’t screw up much worse than I did.

If you screw someone up, you cause that person to become anxious, confused, or mentally ill.

(Definition of “screw up (something/someone)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)