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screw up

screw up

Date: Dec 03 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Health, Music, Pop Culture, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I’d rather get up early and go out and do something than stay up late and screw up my body.”

Mike Shinoda, a musician, talking about taking care of his body. (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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cause harm or injury to something; make a mistake

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you ever stay up all night, or eat too much junk food? The next day your body feels tired and you can’t do all the things you normally do. We all make mistakes that interrupt our schedules and screw up our bodies.

To screw up means to cause harm to something. For example, when you first learned to ride a bicycle, you probably fell many times. Did you screw up your legs or get hurt? Screw up also means to make a mistake. In school, if you don’t listen to the teacher, you screw up and get in trouble.

Musician Mike Shinoda thinks it’s important to take care of your body and go to bed on time. He has to make sure he is healthy enough to perform on stage with his band. If he screws up his body, he will also screw up his music career.

Do you screw up sometimes? How does it make you feel?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I’m always afraid I’m going to screw up and hurt myself when I’m skateboarding.”

“Sarah was scared to ride her bike because she didn’t want to screw up her leg. “

“If I don’t follow the recipe carefully, I will screw up the taste of this dish.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 To damage or affect your body.
by Manu4
a2020 Ruin.
by a2020
to harm
by MehmetKaragul
aijaciba To do something badly.
by aijaciba

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unfortunatly i screw up all the time when or what ever i do and it does not bother me at all, i guess thats why no body hires me and i cant find a job

07:16 AM Dec 06 2015 |



I agree with MotherEarth and Mahtab

Wars are the biggest screw ups in the world. Screw ups by politicians…

05:46 AM Dec 05 2015 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

@MotherEarth Im agree with you.

Nowadays the only thing we hear from the news is how goverments screw up the life of their people or other people around the world! 😒

I think if humans dont care about their behaviors and humanity they screw up not only their life but also others lives.😒  

10:40 AM Dec 04 2015 |




If we don’t take care of our body, eating , e.g. all and big amount sort of food,like red meat,sausage,sandwiches ,etc.,sooner or later we will screw up our healthy.

Eating,instead,like mediterranean diet, we will feel always better and don’t need to see a doctor to help us .  

greetings and best regards..    

03:54 PM Dec 03 2015 |

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If you play football careless, you can screw up your legs.

02:21 PM Dec 03 2015 |




I never went to bed in time.so I always screw up my self .l 

10:34 AM Dec 03 2015 |




I never went to bed in time.so I always screw up my self .l 

10:34 AM Dec 03 2015 |



I think I should have got  the slang “screw up”.

It means  ”make something wrong” briefly. 

If I donn’t read the book of  financy  and practise it , I will screw up my accounts examination and can’t pass it .

If I dont put my cup of water on the desk carefully , I will screw up my computor and  keyboard.

If I don’t have my meals  regularly, I will screw up my stomach.

03:10 AM Dec 03 2015 |



We can say that most governments are screwing up .
Probably asking to your self why am I using this slang ?
Let me to explain you please ,
For instance , today according time zone in San Brandon , California State was deadly shooting . 14 people died and 17 critically injured .It is sort of SCREW UP for Government of The USA . That’s exactly what I am used Screw up slang for unfair happened for American people .
You can find out a lot of happen in rest of the world and then called them Screw up .

03:04 AM Dec 03 2015 |

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