English version

foul up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfoul up phrasal verb informal1 to do something wrong or spoil something by making mistakes β†’ foul-up πŸ”Š We can’t afford to foul up this time.foul something ↔ up πŸ”Š Glen completely fouled up the seating arrangements.2 foul something ↔ up to make something very dirty, especially with waste πŸ”Š He lit a cigarette and started to foul up the air with stinging yellow smoke. β†’ foulβ†’ See Verb tablefoul-upˈfoul-up noun [countable] informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š MISTAKEa problem caused by a stupid or careless mistake β†’ foul up πŸ”Š a computer system foul-up
Examples from the Corpus
foul-upβ€’ I had to retake my driver's test because of some clerical foul-up.
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Verb table
foul
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfoul
he, she, itfouls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfouled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fouled
he, she, ithas fouled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fouled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill foul
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fouled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fouling
he, she, itis fouling
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you, we, theyare fouling
Past
I, he, she, itwas fouling
you, we, theywere fouling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fouling
he, she, ithas been fouling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fouling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fouling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fouling
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