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Browsing page 3 of words meaning to make a mistake, be incorrect, err (26 words total)

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M

muck up

noun

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screw the pooch

verb

  • to make an irreparable (possibly tragic) mistake. Originated in the US Air Force.
    Well, Jim, we lost the account. Looks like you really screwed the pooch on this one.
    Obama really screwed the pooch with his debate performance.
                                                                            

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    Citation from "School Lies", American Dad (TV), Season 6 Episode 14 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 10 2012. Submitted by kim c. from Janesville, IL 62435, USA on Feb 18 1999.

  • to fail completely. Originated in the US Air Force.
    Q: How did you do on the exam?

    A: I totally screwed the pooch.
    Oh man! You just screwed the pooch!

    Last edited on Apr 19 2013. Submitted by Steve O. from Austin, TX, USA on Jan 17 2003.

  • to waste time; "mess around".
    Quit screwing the pooch and come help me.

    Last edited on Jan 04 2011. Submitted by Andrew G. from Spokane, WA, USA on Jul 19 2003.

  • to die.
    I heard from Fred that old Barney screwed the pooch.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to die.

    Last edited on Mar 08 2010. Submitted by Kenn C. from Emmaus, PA, USA on Jan 18 2006.

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trip

noun

  • the period of time during which a person is under the influence of LSD.
    I was on an eight-hour trip yesterday.

    Last edited on May 20 1997. Submitted by Anonymous on May 20 1997.

  • a state of mind, mood, or interest.
    Dan must be on some sort of health trip - he spent $50 on vitamins.

    Last edited on Oct 10 1997. Submitted by Ishmael from Oakland, CA, USA on Oct 10 1997.

  • something that is funny, interesting, or strange.
    He's a real trip.

    Last edited on Oct 30 2010. Submitted by Littleme247 from San Francisco, CA, USA on Dec 05 1997.

verb

  • to take LSD.
    I tripped for the first time last night.

    Last edited on May 20 1997. Submitted by Anonymous on May 20 1997.

  • to worry.
    Don't trip about it!
    • See more words with the same meaning: to worry.

    Last edited on Dec 05 1997. Submitted by Littleme247 from San Francisco, CA, USA on Dec 05 1997.

  • to react with extreme emotion; "freak out".
    When he passed out, I tripped!

    Last edited on Mar 11 2013. Submitted by Littleme247 from San Francisco, CA, USA on Dec 05 1997.

  • to partake in friendly flirting, which may lead to a more serious relationship.
    They used to trip but now they're going out.

    Last edited on Feb 22 1998. Submitted by Missy from CA, USA on Feb 22 1998.

  • to be surprised.
    Man, I tripped when I saw her walk in.

    Last edited on Feb 22 1998. Submitted by Missy from CA, USA on Feb 22 1998.

  • going crazy.
    I'm just straight up trippin'!
    Man u be trippin.
    You are trippin.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Nicole from AR, USA on Jul 21 1998.

  • getting mad over nothing.
    Man she's tripping.
    You are trippin.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Brittany B. from IN, USA on Sep 25 1998.

  • to act strange or foolish.
    My mom won't let me go out tonight, she is trippin'.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by K. Johnson from Chicago, IL, USA on Dec 01 1998.

  • to not be thinking clearly, to err.
    You were right about her phone number. I must have been tripping.

    Last edited on Dec 16 1998. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 16 1998.

  • overreacting to a situation.
    You're trippin' bro!

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Mara from San Jose, CA, USA on May 18 1999.

  • someone acting out of control, or in the aspect of taking acid.
    She's trippin'.
    I'm trippin' on the shit I took.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Cari S. from Columbus, OH, USA on Nov 16 1999.

  • crazy.
    You are trippin.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Nov 19 1999.

  • it means don't say something or don't do something because you don't need to go there.
    Don't be trippin.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Erin S. from Urbana, IL, USA on Jan 29 2000.

  • To act in a stupid manner, Or to stop lying.
    Man stop trippin'.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Karl J. from Green River, WY, USA on Feb 16 2002.

  • To act strangely.
    That girl was trippin' off drugs.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Jasmine from Bronx, NY, USA on Oct 15 2002.

  • On a hallucinogenic drug that causes someone to act out of character. Or someone who ACTS like they are on a hallucinogenic drug that causes them to be that way. When someone acts a fool. (They are trippin').
    That girl is trippin' hard.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Heather C. from Melfa, VA, USA on Jan 16 2003.

  • To get extremely high off a hallucinogenic drug. 2. To take a trip or vacation.
    He was trippin' all night long on acid.
    I'm trippin' Thursday to Monday.

    Last edited on May 03 2013. Submitted by Chris from New York, NY, USA on Jan 17 2003.

  • to be angry.

    Last edited on Jun 08 2007. Submitted by Jonnah Zablan on Jun 08 2007.

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