Meaning of louse up in English:

louse up

Translate louse up into Spanish

phrasal verb

informal
  • louse something up, louse up somethingSpoil or ruin something.

    • ‘he loused up my promotion chances’
    • ‘Your summer has been a colossal mess, but other folks have been lousing things up, too.’
    • ‘Rebecca has an unerring ear for the ways mismatched people relate, an open heart for the ways they louse things up.’
    • ‘They then took this cleaner to their design team who loused it up for probably for more money!’
    • ‘The thing that I really heard was ‘Let's not louse it up with a lot of psychobabble.’’
    • ‘The brain trust decided to ‘fix’ it after that one year and loused it up royally.’
    • ‘Sorry for being such a dope but this is my first dedicated server and I prefer not to louse it up right off!’
    • ‘Too bad they loused it up with predictable plot elements and assorted screwball humor.’
    • ‘However, the mechanic loused it up, but tried to convince me that that was as good as those engines could get.’
    • ‘This could have been excellent and by far the best version of the game, so it's a shame they loused it up so badly.’
    • ‘If he loused it up in any way, everybody would laugh and they would do it over again.’
    • ‘Without had evidence in front of me, I'm inclined to believe older browsers like that would louse it up.’
    • ‘Let's not louse it up by letting someone else take over and make the rules for us.’
    • ‘They take perfectly good water and louse it up with kiwi and strawberry.’
    • ‘And I can see why he probably said that - the event should garner some positive local press for the party and they might not want to louse it up with an incident involving police.’
    • ‘But then she had to go and louse it up by acting like a damn pop star.’
    • ‘The assumption, as is often the case with this cretaceous era of computer software, is that someone else has loused it up for them.’
    • ‘The film really tries to delve into the Romulus / Remus iconography of brotherhood, but louses it up tremendously.’
    wreck, ruin, spoil, disrupt, undo, upset, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to, end, bring to an end, put a stop to, terminate, prevent, frustrate, blight, crush, quell, quash, dash, scotch, shatter, vitiate, blast, devastate, demolish, sabotage, torpedo