Translation of mess in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (no plural) (untidiness, disorder) what a mess!tidy up this mess!¡qué desorden!the bedroom was (in) a mess¡arregla este desorden!my hair is a mess [colloquial]el dormitorio estaba todo desordenado or [colloquial] patas para arribathe pair of them look a mess [colloquial]tengo el pelo hecho un desastreher toys were in a mess all over the floorlos dos van muy desarreglados or desastradoshe's a good cook, but he makes such a mess in/of the kitchentenía todos los juguetes desparramados por el sueloyou can play here, but don't make any messcocina bien, pero deja la cocina hecha un desastre or un ascopuedes jugar aquí, pero no desordenes nadaExample sentences1.2 (no plural) (dirt, soiling) See examples: to make a mess (of something)
you've made a mess of your new shirtensuciar algo1.3 uncountable (excrement)te has ensuciado la camisa nueva(British English) [colloquial] [euphemistic]dog's/cat's messcaca de perro/gato [colloquial]Example sentences
- Go to Paddy's shed to avoid making a mess of the kitchen.
- Each time you host a party at home, it's a total mess in the kitchen due to last minute preparations.
- The kitchen is a mess and I walked in, took one look around and walked out.
- Police say he is responsible for pushing dog mess through letterboxes, smashing windows, damaging cars, pelting people with eggs and assaulting other youngsters.
- According to a couple who spoke to Coun Kaye about dog mess, he told them as he left: ‘You can't educate the working class.’
- One said that the problem of dog mess had been overshadowed by abandoned condoms, empty alcohol containers and remnants of glue sniffing, which had been left of the recreation field.
- 2 (no plural) (confused, troubled state) See examples: she's in such a mess, she has huge debtstheir marriage was (in) a messestá metida en un verdadero lío, tiene deudas enormesthe country is (in) a complete messsu matrimonio andaba muy malmy life's a messla situación del país es caóticato get into a messmi vida es un desastreto get somebody out of a messmeterse en un líoto make a mess of something/sacar a alguien de un lío or de un apuro
-ingyou made a real mess of this jobshe made a real mess of her lifehiciste muy mal este trabajohe made a mess of fixing the carse arruinó la vidaarregló muy mal el coche
- 3 countable (Military)officers' messcasino (masculine) or comedor (masculine) de oficialesExample sentences
- The building will also house a mess room, locker rooms, kitchen, offices and an education suite complete with computer and reference books.
- You can assign me to clean the latrine or peel potatoes in the army mess, and I will be deriving a science out of it.
- They were often blamed for eating all the sandwiches before the other officers returned to mess at night.
- 4 (no plural) (large quantity)(American English) [colloquial]a whole mess of friendsun montón or la tira de amigos [colloquial]pilas de amigos (South America) [colloquial]Example sentences
- A mess of us will convene in San Diego for this year's Comic-Con International.
- Although there are some truly enjoyable moments, The Last Kiss is generally a mess of stories and lacks the heart that makes a romantic movie so memorable.
- I've eaten at Kam Han several times recently, both at lunch and dinner, as well as having ordered a mess of takeout, and the food has generally been very good.
- 1 1.1 (waste time) [colloquial] off to bed now, kids, and no messing!she told him straight out and no messinga la cama, chicos ¡y sin tontear! or ¡y nada de tonterías!1.2 (excrete) (British English) [colloquial] [euphemistic]the dog messed on the carpetse lo dijo directamente or sin rodeos or [colloquial] de golpe y porrazoel perro ensució la alfombra [euphemistic]
- [euphemistic]to mess one's pantshacerse caca encima [colloquial]Example sentences
- A member of Craven's dog control panel, Coun Polly English said: ‘If anyone sees a dog messing and they know the owner let me know and I will pass it on.’
- On one occasion we even offered a plastic bag to the owner of a Labrador whose dog had messed in the field, and all we got was a lot of abusive language!
- So Hazel does not like horses messing in the street, fearing a health hazard, but she drives a car.
- In fact, I am so frightened, I fear I might just mess my pants!
- Is it a strategy to not mess one's own pants?
- When he sees a muzzle-flash in his vision, he messes his pants before he falls dead or wounded.
- → mess around
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (misbehave) she found out he'd been messing around
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (make untidy) 1.2 (make dirty) 1.3 (spoil) 2verb + adverb
- 1.1 (make untidy) 1.2 (provoke)
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