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  • To screw up is to make a mistake, do something badly, or ruin something.

    A screw-up is a mistake.

    Be Careful! These expressions can sound rude (= not polite) when used to talk about other people's actions.
  • screw up とは、間違いをする、何かをするのが下手である、何かをだめにする、という意味です。

    名詞形は screw-up で、失敗のことです。




  1. (coach to player)
    I'm giving you one more chance. If you screw up again, you're off the team.
  2. (two co-workers)
    a: They want me to give the presentation next week.
    b: Really? Congratulations!
    a: Thanks. I just hope I don't screw it up.
  3. BOSS: Your mistake has cost this company thousands of dollars!
    WORKER: I'm so sorry. I really screwed up, didn't I?
  4. a: I thought you sent the package last week.
    b: I did, but there was a screw-up with the address. They delivered it to Washington State instead of Washington, D.C.
  5. (supervisor to employee)
    Another screw-up like that and you'll be out of a job (= you'll be fired)!

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