informal Cause someone to be emotionally or mentally disturbed: this job can really screw you up
More example sentences
- ‘Our first job is to not screw him up,’ McLaughlin said with a laugh.
- Nobody has a perfect life, and, just think, if you are screwed up in a sufficiently imaginative way, your children can always use it as creative ballast.
- The rush of emotions and the intensity of being whooshed back to the time in my life when we were together screwed me up for weeks.