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English definition of “screw up (something/someone)”

screw up (something/someone)

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

(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.
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