Translation of mess in French:


Pronunciation: /mes/


  • 1 désordre (m) what a mess! quel désordre!, quelle pagaille! [fam] to make a mess [person] mettre du désordre this report is a mess! ce rapport est fait n'importe comment! to make a mess on the carpet salir la moquette to make a mess of the job massacrer [fam] le travail


  • 2don't mess with him évite-le don't mess with me ne me cherche pas

Phrasal verbs

mess about

[fam] , mess around [fam]
mess around faire l'imbécile
mess [sb] around traiter [qn] par-dessus la jambe [fam], prendre [qn] pour un imbécile

mess up

mess up (AmE) faire l'imbécile
mess [sth] up semer la pagaille dans [papers]; mettre du désordre dans [kitchen] 1.1 (ruin) louper [fam] [exam]; gâcher [chances, life]
mess [sb] up [drugs, alcohol] détruire; [experience] faire perdre les pédales à [fam]

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