messed up or screwed it up

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billy

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Hello,

what exactly do the sentences below mean ? any difference?

1 I messed up .
2 I screwed it up

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billy said:
Hello,

what exactly do the sentences below mean ? any difference?

1 I messed up .
2 I screwed it up

:roll:



I appreciate it

They are about the same.

I messed up.
I screwed up.

Both mean "I made an error", "I did a bad thing".

I messed it up.
I screwed it up.

Both mean that the error was made in doing whatever "it" was.
 

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I'd say that screwing things up is worse than messing things up. Messes can be sorted, sometimes, but when something's screwed, it's ruined. ;-)
 
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