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English definition of “screwed-up”

screwed-up

adjective
 
 
/ˌskruːdˈʌp/ informal
If someone is screwed-up, they are unhappy and anxious because they have had a lot of bad experiences.Anxious and worriedMental and psychiatric disorders
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