Meaning of BALL UP in English


transitive verb

: to make a mess of : confuse , muddle

a mind that could ball anything up

my educational routine was so hopelessly balled up that my mother made only one more effort to reform me — Elsa Maxwell

got his signals crossed and hopelessly balled up the program

intransitive verb

: to get balled up : become badly muddled or confused

so tired he balled up on even simple problems

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.