louse up
verb Date: 1934 transitive verb foul up, snarl intransitive verb to make a mess

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • louse up — verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin (Freq. 2) I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑bot …   Useful english dictionary

  • louse up — phrasal verb Word forms louse up : present tense I/you/we/they louse up he/she/it louses up present participle lousing up past tense loused up past participle loused up mainly American informal 1) [transitive] to spoil something 2) [intransitive] …   English dictionary

  • louse up — {v.}, {slang} To throw into confusion; make a mess of; spoil; ruin. * /When the man who was considering John s house heard that the basement was wet, that was enough to louse up the sale./ * /Fred s failure in business not only lost him his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • louse up — {v.}, {slang} To throw into confusion; make a mess of; spoil; ruin. * /When the man who was considering John s house heard that the basement was wet, that was enough to louse up the sale./ * /Fred s failure in business not only lost him his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • louse\ up — v slang To throw into confusion; make a mess of; spoil; ruin. When the man who was considering John s house heard that the basement was wet, that was enough to louse up the sale. Fred s failure in business not only lost him his business but… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • louse up — Synonyms and related words: ball up, bitch, bitch up, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bonehead into it, boot, bugger, bugger up, bungle, complicate, confound, confuse, cook, crab, cramp, crimp, drop a brick, drop the ball, duff, embrangle,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • louse up — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: bollix up, muck up. Slang …   English dictionary for students

  • louse up — verb To mess up; to confuse; to put into a state of disorder. See Also: lousy …   Wiktionary

  • louse up — throw into confusion, make a mess of, spoil She loused up her job interview and has no chance at all now to get the job …   Idioms and examples

  • Louse up — spoil …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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