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fuck up

1. verb, rude slang To ruin or damage something; to mess up something. In this usage, a noun of pronoun can be used between "fuck" and "up." The threat of a hurricane really fucked up our vacation plans! Boy, you really fucked this engine up. When was the last time you got your oil changed? I fucked up my knee in practice last night so I won't be able to play on Saturday.
2. verb, rude slang To make a mistake; to mess up. I think I fucked up by putting it in the oven too soon. You fucked up, Dave. Just admit and we can all move on.
3. verb, rude slang To fail or malfunction. The printer fucked up last night so I still haven't printed my report.
4. noun, rude slang A person who is a complete failure or rarely does anything right. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. I admit that after college I was kind of a fuck-up. I finally got my act together in my thirties, though.
5. noun, rude slang A mistake. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. It was one little fuck-up, and I got kicked out of school. It's so unfair. This is not just a fuck-up, Brad—this could ruin your whole life!
See also: fuck, up

fuck-up

1. n. a mess; a hopeless hodgepodge. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) When you went home yesterday, you left behind a first-class fuck-up. Now you can clean it up.
2. n. someone who does everything wrong; someone who messes everything up. (Taboo. Usually objectionable.) Poor Willie is such a fuck-up. What a mess he has made.
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He was an asshole anyway, and just about the only person--or at least the only white person--who could stand him was his own mother, and truthfully even she had lost patience with him, which was why he was living at Hope House in the first place, and not at his ma's: because his ma could only take so much of him, and then she was ready to have her house back again, just the way she liked it, without having to cater to her fuck-up son, cooking and cleaning up after him, and, after he left, washing the bed linens and towels twice to make sure that all the HIV came out.
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Legend has it the pipemaster himself babysat the crew as they installed the pipe and capsule, preventing the usual fuck-ups and sloppiness.
There were two main fuck-ups you made that saved me.
The monumental fuck-ups of the TV networks in misreporting the Bush-Gore election results.
They traverse the artistic pathway Jim Morrison was bent on blowing out, and they don't even have to act like fuck-ups to do it.
I don't really care about fuck-ups or keeping straight knitting, I don't think that looks quite as interesting.