- v. transitive To tighten or secure with screws.
- v. transitive To raise (rent, fees, etc.) to extortionate levels.
- v. transitive To twist into a contorted state
- v. transitive, colloquial To make a mess of; to ruin.
- v. intransitive, colloquial To blunder; to make a mistake.
- v. twist into a strained configuration
- v. make more intense
- v. screw or turn higher
- v. make a mess of, destroy or ruin
“If you end up sneaking a granola bar from the kids, you’ll screw up your blood-test results and you’ll need to come back and take the test again.”
“Yeah, he needed a clear head so he didn't screw up this second-chance gift with her.”
“But Taylor Lockwood did not screw up and a cursory review of her ball-busting work on the case over the past weeks revealed no glitches the remedy for which would involve her summarily getting kicked off the deal.”
“Anticholinergics block the action of acetylcholine at the synapse and screw up nervous transmission.”
““And Neverman’s a two-time loser,” Greg added, “which means he’ll get out on parole, screw up again, and be in a third time for good.””
“You knew when Harting recanted it would screw up the prosecution’s case.””
“Somehow Ben managed simultaneously to screw up his face in distaste at the memory and masticate energetically.”
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