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Verb: foul up
  1. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    "I fouled up the dinner and we had to eat out";
    - botch, bodge [Brit], bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub [N. Amer], screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bobble [N. Amer], mishandle, louse up, mess up, butcher, balls up, cock up [Brit], goof up
Noun: foul-up  'fawl,úp
  1. An embarrassing mistake
    - blunder, blooper [N. Amer], bloomer, bungle, pratfall, flub [N. Amer], botch, boner [N. Amer, informal], boo-boo [informal], boob [Brit, informal], goof, blue [Austral, NZ]

Derived forms: fouled up, foul-ups, fouling up, fouls up

Type of: error, fail, fault, go wrong, miscarry, mistake

Encyclopedia: Foul up