verb (used with or without object), flubbed, flubbing.
to perform poorly; blunder; bungle:
He flubbed the last shot and lost the match.
an embarrassing mistake or blunder
verb flubs, flubbing, flubbed
(intransitive) to blunder or make an embarrassing mistake
1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.
- Flub the dub
[fluhk-choo-uh nt] /ˈflʌk tʃu ənt/ adjective 1. fluctuating; varying; unstable. 2. undulating; moving or seeming to move in waves. /ˈflʌktjʊənt/ adjective 1. inclined to vary or fluctuate; unstable adj. 1550s, from Latin fluctuantem (nominative fluctuans), present participle of fluctuare “to move in waves” (see fluctuation).
[fluhk-choo-eyt] /ˈflʌk tʃuˌeɪt/ verb (used without object), fluctuated, fluctuating. 1. to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly: The price of gold fluctuated wildly last month. 2. to move back and forth in waves. verb (used with object), fluctuated, fluctuating. 3. to cause to fluctuate. /ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt/ verb 1. to change or cause to change […]