fuck up

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfʌkˌʌp/ (noun)
  • IPA(key): /ˌfʌkˈʌp/ (verb)

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fuck up ‎(plural fuck ups)

  1. (vulgar) An incompetent individual; one who errs frequently.
    He is such a fuck up.
  2. (vulgar) A severe mistake.
    That fuck up cost us the contract.



fuck up ‎(third-person singular simple present fucks up, present participle fucking up, simple past and past participle fucked up)

  1. (intransitive, slang, mildly vulgar) to make a mistake, to go wrong
    You really fucked up this time.
  2. (transitive, vulgar) to botch or make a mess of
    I fucked up question 3 of the exam.
  3. (transitive, vulgar) to injure or damage
    I fucked up my knee while running the marathon.
  4. (used only in imperative, vulgar) short for shut the fuck up.
    Fuck up, mate! I don't want to listen to you!



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Usage notes[edit]

This phrase is considered vulgar slang and its use in polite company could be insulting.