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flub

Pronunciation: /flʌb/

Translation of flub in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], fallar; [chance] echar a perder I flubbed the exam la pifié en el examen [colloquial/familiar], troné el examen (Mexico/México)
    Example sentences
    • After flubbing her lines, Haines said: ‘I could be a lesbian, folk-dancing, black woman stutterer in a wheelchair with a gimping rubber leg.’
    • On the other hand, it is partly because he is the only one who could make it through the run without flubbing a line.
    • I took a deep breath, flubbed my first line as I walked across the kitchen set, and then took my place in the chair where I did my ‘Oh, George you are my hero for loving your country this much’ speech.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-bb-)

noun/nombre

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