1. noun /flʌb/
a mistake, an error, especially in performance

I hope nobody noticed my flub.

2. verb /flʌb/
to goof, fumble, or err; especially to execute or perform poorly

The actor made a grand entrance, but promptly flubbed his line.

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  • flub — [ flʌb ] verb intransitive or transitive AMERICAN INFORMAL to make a mistake or do something badly: I m afraid I might flub my lines. ╾ flub noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flub — flub·dub; flub; flub·dub·bery; …   English syllables

  • flub — ☆ flub [flub ] vt., vi. flubbed, flubbing [< ? FL(OP) + (D)UB] Informal to make a botch of (a job, chance, stroke, etc.); bungle n. Informal a mistake or blunder …   English World dictionary

  • flub — /flub/, v., flubbed, flubbing, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to perform poorly; blunder; bungle: He flubbed the last shot and lost the match. n. 2. a blunder. [1920 25, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • flub — [flʌb] v past tense and past participle flubbed present participle flubbing [T] AmE informal to make a mistake or do something badly = ↑fluff, ↑mess something<=>up ▪ Several of the actors flubbed their lines …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flub — 1924, Amer.Eng., perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952 …   Etymology dictionary

  • flub — UK [flʌb] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms flub : present tense I/you/we/they flub he/she/it flubs present participle flubbing past tense flubbed past participle flubbed American informal to make a mistake or do something badly… …   English dictionary

  • flub (up) — 1. AND flub up n. an error; a blunder. □ I tried not to make a flub, but I did. □ Who is responsible for this flub up? 2. in. to mess up; to foul up. D You re flubbing up again, aren’t you? □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flub — [[t]flʌb[/t]] v. flubbed, flub•bing, n. Informal. 1) to botch or bungle: to flub a game[/ex] 2) a bungle; blunder • Etymology: 1920–25, amer.; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • flub up — verb To flub; to botch or mess up …   Wiktionary

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