from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
  • noun A mechanical failure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an embarrassing mistake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A disastrous mistake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • noun an embarrassing mistake


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