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To make a mistake, or to do something badly

mess up

to make a mistake, or to do something badly

blunder

verb

to make a careless or embarrassing mistake

slip up

to make a careless mistake

err

verb

to make a mistake, especially in a judgment or decision

get something wrong

to make a mistake about something

trip up

to make a mistake, or to cause someone to make a mistake

foul up

to do something wrong, or to spoil something, especially by making mistakes

fall short

to not reach a particular level or to fail to achieve something that you were trying to do

stumble

verb

to make a mistake when you are trying to achieve something

miss

verb

to fail to hit or reach something that you aim at

facekini

a face mask worn on the beach in order to protect the face from the sun

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grungy

dirty and sometimes untidy or smelling bad

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lookbook

a set of photographs which show what different clothes styles look like and is used to advertise those clothes

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