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screw up (something/someone)

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

screw up (something/someone) (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 ​becomeanxious, ​confused, or ​mentallyill.
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