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Flub

verb
1.
Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.  Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil.  "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"






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"Flub" Quotes from Famous Books



... maintenance men had checked each item when they had, after his last trip, dismantled, cleaned, oiled, polished, tested, and reassembled one part after another. Then maintenance supervisors had checked over the ship with a gimlet-eyed attitude of hoping to find some flaw, just one tiny flub, so they could turn some luckless mechanic inside out. The Inspection Department, traditionally an enemy of Maintenance, took over from there and inspected every part as if it had been slapped together by a bunch of army goof-offs who knew that pilots ...
— Eight Keys to Eden • Mark Irvin Clifton



Words linked to "Flub" :   stumble, gaffe, gaucherie, snafu, fuckup, trip-up, slip, spectacle, trip, spoil, miscarry, error, misstep, fault, go wrong, howler, clanger, bull, mistake, fail, solecism, bobble, faux pas



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