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screw up

1 (v + adv) crumple, compress TRANSITIVEfáisc verb  c m uhe screwed up the letter into a ball rinne sé liathróid den litir 2 (v + adv) contract muscles TRANSITIVEhe screwed up his face chuir sé strainc air féin, chuir sé grainc ina éadan, chuir sé cár air féin
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3 (v + adv) mess up, make mistake
TRANSITIVEpraiseach a dhéanamh debrachán a dhéanamh deI don't want to screw up the show níor mhaith liom praiseach a dhéanamh den seó
INTRANSITIVEpraiseach a dhéanamhI've screwed up this time tá praiseach déanta agam an uair seo
4 (v + adv) damage psychologically INTRANSITIVEthe incident screwed him up chuir an eachtra isteach go mór air 5 (v + adv) damage TRANSITIVEcuir as doan diabhal a dhéanamh arit screwed up the equipment chuir sé as don trealamh, rinne sé an diabhal ar an trealamh 6 (v + adv) summon up TRANSITIVEscrew up your courage múscail do mhisneach, bíodh uchtach agatno one screwed up the nerve to ask the question ní raibh sé de mhisneach ag aon duine an cheist a chur → see screw

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