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flub

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v flub make a mess of, destroy or ruin "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out","the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
    • n flub an embarrassing mistake
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flub To bang; flop.
    • n flub Same as foozle, 2.
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Usage

In literature:

Too many elbows in the way and I flubbed it.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
He took the same delight in employing them in his works as he did flim-flams, flub-dubs, and catamarans.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions" by Slason Thompson
I flubbed my drive, smothered my brassie shot, and heeled my third into the woods.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
And all confessed and joined his party, and he was known as the wisest king of the Flub Dubs.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Mr. Criticus Flub-Dubbe's program study class began the season yesterday afternoon with every member present and keenly attentive.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
All this talk of women themselves becoming modern is so much flub-dub.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
That chap Dainopoulos was worth a ton of scientific flub-dub about training one's memory.
"Command" by William McFee
I flubbed my second drive.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
The support he had advanced to the "old flub" he could threaten to withdraw unless the wedding were hastened.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
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In news:

Old Navy's T-shirt Flub Makes Houston Texans '1961 AFC Champions'.
A Day Before its Massive Tech Glitch, Knight Had Another Flub .
NBC Olympic live streams aren't live, Phelps flub indicates.
Romney's flub -filled UK tour continues.
North Korea Outraged Over Flag Flub .
Pete Olson's Independence Day flub .
With media flub, Obama gets 'Dewey defeats Truman' moment with health care.
Aguilera's anthem flub causes betting controversy.
Christina Aguilera's flubbed version of "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to Super Bowl XLV has caused some sports books to pay off on both sides of their over/under wagers, according to CNBC.com.
Christina's Not The Only One to Flub The Anthem.
Debates are flub fodder, but not very much else.
Romney flubs geography, Obama goofs on rival's record, in final debate.
Incumbent scrambles to fix website flub.
Pete Olson's Independence Day flub.
Romney flubs VP intro, exactly like Obama in 2008.
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