Definitions for: Screw Up


[v] twist into a strained configuration; "screw up one's face"
[v] make more intense; "Emotions were screwed up"
[v] screw or turn higher
[v] make a mess of, destroy or ruin



Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, heat up, hot up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, muff, spoil

See Also: compound, deepen, fail, go wrong, grimace, heighten, intensify, make a face, miscarry, pull a face, screw




Famous Quotes Containing Screw Up:


We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say, Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.

-- Uta Hagen (German Actress)

If guys don't respect themselves, they don't respect other people. That's times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don't take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd.

-- Richard Petty (American Athlete)

I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere.

-- Morley Safer (Canadian Journalist)

This life of ours, this is a wonderful life. If you can get through life like this and get away with it, hey that's great. But it's very predictable. There's so many ways you can screw it up.

-- Paul Castellano (American Criminal)

I admire people who just do the right thing, not looking to screw people up. I love all people.

-- Jessica Hahn (American Celebrity)

It's a mood record. Like one night you're going to be down in the dumps depressed because you're thinking about your ex-boyfriend and the next moment you're gonna be like screw him you know? And the next one you're saying to yourself "God I'm in love."

-- Willa Ford (American Musician)

We don't have sources who are dissidents on other sources. Should they come forward, that would be a tricky situation for us. But we're presumably acting in such a way that people feel morally compelled to continue our mission, not to screw it up.

-- Julian Assange (Australian Activist)

Guys just don't care. We don't take the time to plan behind each other's back. We just say, If you don't like me, screw you'. If a guy doesn't like you, you know because you have a black eye.

-- Jonathan Bennett (British Philosopher)

You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay. And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people who really don't understand the process?

-- Robert Towne (American Actor)

Why dont we get drunk and screw?

-- Jimmy Buffett (American Musician)

There is a very good chance I could have been a screw-up for the rest of my life.

-- Brandon Thomas (British Actor)

A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.

-- Earl Weaver (American Coach)

I'd loved to wear jeans and t-shirts, but everybody was in the peace movement back then. And that was my ploy. I had to be careful not to say things like 'I like meat.' Actually I just wanted to drink beer and to screw.

-- Ed O'Neill (American Actor)

Of course I've got lawyers. They are like nuclear weapons, I've got em 'cause everyone else has. But as soon as you use them they screw everything up.

-- Danny DeVito (American Actor)

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

-- Lee Iacocca (American Businessman)

I don't have a computer - I don't like to get into it that much 'cause it can screw with your head a little.

-- James Marsters (American Actor)

Miserable is a good thing, though. If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.

-- Jake Roberts (American Celebrity)

I'm always the last person they go to with a sequel, because I'm the most skeptical. You know, I'm very proud of what we've done, and I don't want to screw up our series.

-- Sigourney Weaver (American Actress)

They're guys who want to screw around all the time, which interests me not at all. God knows we've done that, been there, and we don't want to do that any more.

-- Lauren Bacall (American Actress)

I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain't going there.

-- Susan Powter (American Celebrity)

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and mental illness to screw up.

-- Kirstie Alley (American Actress)

A friend of mine once told me that I can't screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples' songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people's music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working.

-- Lisa Loeb (American Musician)

Screw them. Yeah. But not literally. I'm not advocating promiscuity.

-- Mark Hoppus (American Musician)

Back then I said to myself 'screw football.' Actually I just took part in this camp as there was nothing better for me to do. They also didn't draft me because they thought I was too wild and undisciplined.

-- Ed O'Neill (American Actor)

Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to.

-- Penn Jillette (American Entertainer)

I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.

-- Kim Basinger (American Actress)

I have too much respect for the characters I play to make them anything but as real as they can possibly be. I have a great deal of respect for all of them, otherwise I wouldn't do them. And I don't want to screw them by not portraying them honestly.

-- Kyra Sedgwick (American Actress)

As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office.

-- Molly Ivins (American Journalist)

People just expect you to show up, be a cartoon character of yourself, take your money and go home. But don't screw up to the point where you're gonna be out of the picture.

-- Jimmy Chamberlin (American Musician)

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.

-- Bob Newhart (American Comedian)

When so much money is involved in these movies, someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.

-- Adam Duritz (American Musician)

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.

-- Colley Cibber (English Playwright)

Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter.

-- Joshua A. Norton (American Celebrity)

You know what, when you screw up in the ring, it's so embarrassing.

-- Jake Roberts (American Celebrity)

The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.

-- Patrick Swayze (American Actor)


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