Definition of Foul up

1. Verb. Make a mess of, destroy or ruin. "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

Definition of Foul up

1. Verb. (intransitive slang idiomatic) To make a mistake, to go wrong. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To botch; to make a mess of. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foul Up

foul-weather gear
foul anchor
foul ball
foul bill of health
foul language
foul line
foul out
foul play
foul pole
foul poles
foul shot
foul territory
foul tick
foul tip
foul up (current term)
foul wind
foul winds

Literary usage of Foul up

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1. Technical Notes Prepared for the United States Army School of Military by School of Military Aeronautics (1918)
"... and unconsumed fuel will be decomposed into soot by the action of the intense heat, which will either deposit in the cylinder and foul up the engine or ..."

2. Cane Juice Defecation, 1905 by William Louis Bass (1905)
"It is his affair if he wants heavily limed juice to make crystals, and is willing to foul up his strike-pan. But the planter or manager of a sugar house ..."

3. American Journal of Education (1880)
"... earthly flames will fend my foul up to the Lord on high. Farewell my children to the world, where you mult yet remain ; The LORD of holts be your ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"Ha'nt 'ее 'eared as Muster Watson's set I to look arter the lads that's bin a fishin' foul up 'ere now." " I've a heard nothing of the sort," answered ..."

5. Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments by Addison (1797)
"... And when that God does take his foul up; His body is to fill that hole up. BODY and SOUL. TWO inferences, are to be drawn from this. confederation. ..."

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