flub
I. verb (flubbed; flubbing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1904 transitive verb to make a mess of ; botch <
flubbed my lines
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intransitive verb blunder II. noun Date: 1900 an act or instance of flubbing ; blunder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • flub — [ flʌb ] verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to make a mistake or do something badly: I m afraid I might flub my lines. ╾ flub noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flub — flub·dub; flub; flub·dub·bery; …   English syllables

  • flub — ☆ flub [flub ] vt., vi. flubbed, flubbing [< ? FL(OP) + (D)UB] Informal to make a botch of (a job, chance, stroke, etc.); bungle n. Informal a mistake or blunder …   English World dictionary

  • flub — /flub/, v., flubbed, flubbing, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match. n. 2. a blunder. [1920 25, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flub — [flʌb] v past tense and past participle flubbed present participle flubbing [T] AmE informal to make a mistake or do something badly = ↑fluff, ↑mess something<=>up ▪ Several of the actors flubbed their lines …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flub — 1924, Amer.Eng., perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952 …   Etymology dictionary

  • flub — UK [flʌb] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms flub : present tense I/you/we/they flub he/she/it flubs present participle flubbing past tense flubbed past participle flubbed American informal to make a mistake or do something badly… …   English dictionary

  • flub — [[t]flʌb[/t]] v. flubbed, flub•bing, n. Informal. 1) to botch or bungle: to flub a game[/ex] 2) a bungle; blunder • Etymology: 1920–25, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • flub — 1. noun /flʌb/ a mistake, an error, especially in performance I hope nobody noticed my flub. 2. verb /flʌb/ to goof, fumble, or …   Wiktionary

  • flub — verb Flub is used with these nouns as the object: ↑line …   Collocations dictionary

  • flub — /flʌb/ (say flub) verb (t) (flubbed, flubbing) 1. to bungle; make a mess of. –noun 2. something badly performed. {20th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

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