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What's the difference between "screw over" and "screw up"? What's the difference between "screw over" and "screw up"? We're not gonna screw over the plan. We're not gonna screw up the plan. Are there any differences between the two sentences?
Jun 10, 2019 11:33 PM
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Screw up and screw over mean very different things. If you screw up something, then you made a mistake or you did it incorrectly. For example, you can screw up a recipe if you don't cook it right. If you screw over someone, then you did something that is bad for someone else. For example, you can screw over your coworker if you don't come to work, because then they have to do your job.
June 10, 2019
Thank you, DavidK and Gary! >You can only screw someone over. I'll keep it in mind, thank you!
June 12, 2019
Exactly - You can't screw something over. You can only screw someone over.
June 11, 2019
Your first sentence isn’t a correct use of “screw over”. It doesn’t make any sense.
June 11, 2019
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