Translation of mess in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (no plural) (untidiness, disorder) what a mess!¡qué desorden!tidy up this mess!¡arregla este desorden!the bedroom was (in) a messel dormitorio estaba todo desordenadoel dormitorio estaba patas para arriba [colloquial]my hair is a mess [colloquial]tengo el pelo hecho un desastrethe pair of them look a mess [colloquial]los dos van muy desarreglados or desastradosher toys were in a mess all over the floortenía todos los juguetes desparramados por el suelohe's a good cook, but he makes such a mess in/of the kitchencocina bien, pero deja la cocina hecha un desastre or un ascoyou can play here, but don't make any messpuedes jugar aquí, pero no desordenes nadaExample sentences1.2 (no plural) (dirt, soiling) to make a mess (of something)
ensuciar algoyou've made a mess of your new shirtte has ensuciado la camisa nueva1.3 uncountable (excrement) (British English) [colloquial] [euphemistic]caca (feminine) [colloquial]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.
- 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.
- 2 (no plural) (confused, troubled state) she's in such a mess, she has huge debtsestá metida en un verdadero lío, tiene deudas enormestheir marriage was (in) a messsu matrimonio andaba muy malthe country is (in) a complete messla situación del país es caóticamy life's a messmi vida es un desastreto get into a messmeterse en un líoto get somebody out of a messsacar a alguien de un lío or de un apuroto make a mess of something/
-ingyou made a real mess of this jobhiciste muy mal este trabajoshe made a real mess of her lifese arruinó la vidahe made a mess of fixing the cararregló muy mal el coche
- 3 countable (Military)officers' messcasino (masculine) de oficiales
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.
- 1 1.1 (waste time) [colloquial] off to bed now, kids, and no messing!a la cama, chicos ¡y sin tontear! or ¡y nada de tonterías!she told him straight out and no messingse lo dijo directamentese lo dijo sin rodeosse lo dijo de golpe y porrazo [colloquial]1.2 (excrete) (British English) [colloquial] [euphemistic]the dog messed on the carpetel perro ensució la alfombra [euphemistic]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.
- [euphemistic]to mess one's pantshacerse encima [colloquial] [euphemistic]hacerse caca encima [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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 (American English) [colloquial]
- 1 (make untidy) 2 (provoke)
descubrió que había tenido líos or enredos con otrashe started messing around with drugs
empezó a meterse con drogas1.2 (fiddle, waste time) I was just messing around with some friends
andaba por ahí ganduleando con unos amigoshe enjoys messing around in boats
le gusta entretenerse or pasar el tiempo navegandoshe didn't mess around: she told him straight out
no se anduvo con vueltas; se lo dijo sin más [colloquial]1.3 (interfere)to mess around (
cambian los planes una y otra vezstop messing around with my things!
¡deja mis cosas tranquilas!don't mess around with me
no juegues conmigo
no me tomes el pelo [colloquial]2verb + object + adverb (British English) 2.1 (treat inconsiderately) don't mess me around: are you going to come or not?
no me fastidies or decídete de una vez ¿vienes o no? [colloquial]he messed us around over the date
nos cambió mil veces la fechahe messed me around so much that I left him
jugó conmigo de tal manera, que lo dejé2.2 (muddle)
armar un lío con [colloquial]
echarlo todo a perder
embarrarla (South America) [colloquial]
meterse con [colloquial]I wouldn't mess with him
yo no me metería con él [colloquial]3 (sexually)
tener líos or enredos con
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