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mess US English

A dirty or untidy state of things or of a place

mess US Thesaurus

please clear up the mess

mess up US English

Mishandle a situation

Eton mess US English

A dessert consisting of a rough mixture of whipped cream, pieces of meringue, and fruit, typically strawberries

hot mess US English

A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination

mess with US English

Meddle or interfere with so as to spoil or cause trouble

mess hall US English

A room or building where groups of people, especially soldiers, eat together

mess kit US English

A set of cooking and eating utensils, as used especially by soldiers, scouts, or campers

mess tin US English

A rectangular metal dish with a folding handle, forming part of a soldier’s mess kit

mess jacket US English

A short jacket worn by a military officer on formal occasions

mess around/about US English

Behave in a silly or playful way, especially so as to cause irritation

mess someone up US English

Cause someone emotional or psychological problems

mess something up US English

Cause something to be spoiled by inept handling

mess around/about with US English

Engage in a sexual relationship with (someone, especially the partner of another person)

mess with someone's head US English

Cause someone to feel frustrated, anxious, or upset

mess up in mess US English

Mishandle a situation

mess around/about with in mess US English

Engage in a sexual relationship with (someone, especially the partner of another person)

mess with in mess US English

Meddle or interfere with so as to spoil or cause trouble

mess around/about in mess US English

Behave in a silly or playful way, especially so as to cause irritation

sell something for a mess of pottage US English

Sell something for a ridiculously small amount

mess someone up in mess US English

Cause someone emotional or psychological problems

mess something up in mess US English

Cause something to be spoiled by inept handling

mess up in mess US Thesaurus

he messed up my kitchen

mess with someone's head in mess US English

Cause someone to feel frustrated, anxious, or upset

mess around in mess US Thesaurus

don't mess around with any of the equipment

make a mess of in mess US Thesaurus

he made a mess of the project

sell something for a mess of pottage in pottage US English

Sell something for a ridiculously small amount