Synonyms for screw up

Synonyms for (verb) screw up

Synonyms: screw up

Definition: twist into a strained configuration

Usage: screw up one's face

Similar words: grimace, make a face, pull a face

Definition: contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

Usage: He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do


Synonyms: heat up, hot up, screw up

Definition: make more intense

Usage: Emotions were screwed up

Similar words: intensify, heighten, deepen, compound

Definition: make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Usage: The efforts were intensified, Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her; Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness; This event only deepened my convictions


Synonyms: screw up

Definition: screw or turn higher

Similar words: screw

Definition: turn like a screw


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

Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Usage: I botched the dinner and we had to eat out; the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably