Definition of goof-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞ofəp/


informal, chiefly North American
A stupid mistake.
Example sentences
  • I don't know much about it, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are taking an unreasonably broad interpretation of the nondisclosure order to try to shield their goof-up from the public.
  • A six-minute blooper reel of rough footage features some outtakes and goof-ups incurred while filming Vamp.
  • Remember my goof-ups the past few days, like when I tried to use my knife to eat beans and when I tried to light a misplaced bar of soap, claiming it was a candle?

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Syllabification: goof-up

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