Complete Definition of "goof up"

English

Verb
to goof up

  1. slang To make a mistake.

#:If I go near a skateboard, I'm sure I'm just going to goof up and fall off.

  1. transitive|slang To introduce problems to or damage through incompetence.

#:I tried to fix it, but I think I just goofed it up some more.

Usage notes
The object of the transitive verb comes between "goof" and "up", so "I goofed it up" is correct, and *"I goofed up it" is not.

Synonyms
cock up (UK), foul up, fuck up (taboo), screw up
balls up (taboo), bollocks up (UK, taboo), bugger up (UK, taboo) cock up (UK), foul up, fuck up (taboo), mess up, screw up

Derived terms
goof-up

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