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flub

[fluhb] /flʌb/
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
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; origin uncertain
Related forms
flubber, noun
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Examples from the web for flub
  • 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.
  • But you can't flub parts as a drummer because everything falls apart.
  • Sometimes you flub it and have to retype the letters, but otherwise you don't think about it much.
British Dictionary definitions for flub

flub

/flʌb/
noun
1.
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
verb flubs, flubbing, flubbed
2.
(intransitive) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
Word Origin
C20: of origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for flub
v.

1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for flub

flub

noun
  1. A stupid blunderer; lummox, klutz: Pick up your feet and don't be such a flub
  2. : The flub, as generally defined, is a mistake
verb
  1. To blunder; err; commit a gaffe; goof: I flubbed as soon as I opened my big mouth
  2. To ruin by blundering; spoil with mistakes: She flubbed the introduction, but did okay afterwards
  3. To avoid work or duty; shirk; goof off (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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flub in Technology

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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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