flub

[fluhb]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), flubbed, flubbing.
1.
to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
noun
2.
a blunder.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; origin uncertain

flubber, noun
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flub (flʌb)
 
n
1.  an embarrasssing mistake or blunder
 
vb , flubs, flubbing, flubbed
2.  (intr) to blunder or make an embarrasssing mistake
 
[C20: of origin unknown]

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flub
1924, Amer.Eng., perhaps influenced by fluff, flop, etc.
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flub (up) definition


  1. n.
    and flub-up. an error; a blunder. : Who is responsible for this flub-up?
  2. in.
    to mess up; to foul up. : You are flubbing up again, aren't you?
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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FLUB definition

language
The abstract machine for bootstrapping STAGE2.
[Mentioned in Machine Oriented Higher Level Languages, W. van der Poel, N-H 1974, p. 271].
(1995-03-13)

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Example sentences
Anything can happen, and any flub will be amplified beyond recognition.
She's made the odd flub or three, including muddling up her revolutionary history.
If you're going to flub a power-drive, this is the club for bailing you out of trouble.
If we've learned anything over the past year, it's that incremental improvements are incredibly easy to flub.
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