Noun ball up has 1 sense
  1. ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up - something badly botched or muddled
    --1 is a kind of mistake, error, fault
    Derived form: verb ball up1
,Verb ball up has 1 sense
  1. botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
    --1 is one way to fail, go wrong, miscarry
    Derived form: noun ballup1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something