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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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