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flub up

1. verb To make a mistake, often an embarrassing one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flub" and "up." Oh man, I totally flubbed up that intro—I was trying to read the teleprompter, but then I started tripping over my words.
2. verb To cause someone to make a mistake. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flub" and "up." Come on, let me try again—the cat running across the street totally flubbed me up that time!
3. noun Such a mistake. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated. Oh man, this is a colossal flub-up. What am I going to tell the boss?
See also: flub, up

flub something up

to mess something up; to ruin something. I saw you play in the tournament last Friday. You really flubbed it up, if you don't mind me saying so. You really flubbed up the tournament.
See also: flub, up

flub the dub

Inf. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign. Please don't flub the dub this time.
See also: dub, flub

flub up

to make an error. I flubbed up again!
See also: flub, up

flub up

v.
1. To make a mistake, especially out of confusion or ignorance: He tried to tell the joke, but he flubbed up the punch line. She is nervous about giving the toast and will probably flub it up. My taxes were incorrect because my accountant flubbed up.
2. To cause someone or something to blunder: I tried to hold my camera steady for the shot, but all the insects buzzing around flubbed me up. The constant distractions flubbed up the actor.
See also: flub, up

flub something up

tv. to do something incorrectly; to mess up a procedure. Now don’t flub this up.
See also: flub, something, up

flub the dub

tv. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign.
See also: dub, flub

flub (up)

1. and flub-up n. an error; a blunder. Who is responsible for this flub-up?
2. in. to mess up; to foul up. You are flubbing up again, aren’t you?
See also: flub, up

flub

verb

flub-up

verb

flub the dub, to

To loaf or evade duty; also, to bungle or botch. This term dates from the first half of the 1900s and became widely current during World War II. Early on it also was slang for male masturbation, but that sense has not survived. John Hersey used it in G.I. Laughs (1943), “Wanders from barracks to barracks . . . generally flubbing his dub.” And D. Stagg (in Glory Jumpers (1959), “The Air Corps flubbed the dub again and scattered the drop.”
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Bodog.com timed Aguilera, who flubbed the start of one verse and may have added a word at the end, in 1:53.7.
11 and 13 Angelo Que failed to get going with a couple of flubbed birdie putts, finishing with a 75 for fourth at 297 and fellow three-time winner Juvic Pagunsan wound up fifth at 302 after a second 76 Dutch Guido Van der Valk also stumbled with a 76 for sixth at 303, Peter Stojanovski of Macedonia shot a 76 for joint seventh with Justin Quiban, who skied to a 77, at seventh at 305, while Jhonnel Ababa carded a 74 for joint 10th with Shin, who hobbled with a 78, at 306.
8 for bogey and flubbed five birdie putts inside eight feet at the back.
They got possession back but Ahanmisi flubbed a three-point try.
But the Filipina ace toughened up and hit her approach shot to within 12 feet then drilled in the putt that completely stunned Ping, who flubbed her own birdie-putt from six feet, paving the way for Martirez's victory.
But she failed to cap her rally with flubbed birdie putts, also ending up with a two-under card for a 211 worth P95,000.
League MVP Kevin Alas, who flubbed two free throws earlier, split his charities in the dying seconds to preserve the NLEX lead.
Que hit two birdies against a bogey at the front but flubbed a couple of birdie chances at the back although he salvaged four pars in the last nine holes to string a pair of 35s.
Robert Bolick flubbed three of his four chances at the charity stripe in the overtime period, but his lone bucket was enough to hold off the Altas in the end, keeping the Red Lions unscathed through four games.
in a campaign marred by two missed cuts, actually missed grabbing the solo lead again with flubbed birdie putts inside nine feet in the last three holes, miscues that should toughen up the 34-year-old journeyman from Cagayan de Oro as he steps up his drive for a breakthrough win in the next three days.
The Generals still had a chance to force overtime, but Francis Munsayac flubbed a jumper as the buzzer sounded.
The PBA veteran flubbed the front end of his charities but made the second to give Valenzuela a one-point lead.Earlier, the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angeli's Resort outlasted the Paraaaque Patriots Yakimix, 67-60.Allan Mangahas finished with 15 points and three steals as Muntinlupa likewise rebounded from its previous loss to the Navotas Clutch.
Chan Kek Thai split his freebies which left the door wide open for Singapore, but Wong and Hanbin Ng flubbed their potential game-tying treys before Liaw iced the game with a split from the charity stripe.
Pontejos finished with 20 points, his last two sealing the match after TY Tang flubbed his three-point try for the Scratchers as time expired.Later, Zark's Burgers-Lyceum leaned on a late gutsy stand as it repelled Akari-Adamson, 83-76, to notch its third straight victory and 3-1 overall.
Anton Asistio could only muster a split from the free throw line in the last 12.7 ticks that kept the door open for Letran, but Bong Quinto flubbed a baseline floater as time expired.