foul up
  • (RP) IPA: /faʊl ˈʌp/; compare: foul-up#Pronunciation|foul-up.

foul up

  1. (intransitive, slang, idiomatic) To make a mistake, to go wrong.
    You really fouled up this time.
  2. (transitive) To botch; to make a mess of.
    I fouled up question 3 of the exam.

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