mess something up

mess something up
1 he messed up my kitchen: DIRTY; clutter up, disarrange, jumble, dishevel, rumple; N. Amer. informal muss up; poetic/literary befoul.
2 (informal) Eddie messed things up.: See make a mess of.
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  • mess (something) up — 1. to break, damage, or spoil something. She worries that X rays could mess up her laptop s hard drive. I messed up my ankle playing touch football. Most of kids at the party were well behaved, but there s always a few who mess things up. 2. to… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mess something up — informal handle something ineptly. → mess …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess something up — Syn: dirty, clutter up, jumble, dishevel, rumple; N.Amer.; informal muss up …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • mess — 1 noun 1 DIRTY/UNTIDY (singular, uncountable) a situation in which a place looks very untidy or dirty, with things spread all around: Clean up this mess! | The house was an awful mess after the party. | make a mess: You can make cookies if you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mess up — verb 1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin (Freq. 1) I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mess — noun 1》 a dirty or untidy state or condition.     ↘euphemistic a domestic animal s excrement. 2》 a confused and problematic situation.     ↘a person whose life is confused and full of problems. 3》 a place in which members of the armed forces take …   English new terms dictionary

  • mess up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you mess something up or if you mess up, you cause something to fail or be spoiled. [INFORMAL] [V n P] When politicians mess things up, it is the people who pay the price... [V P n (not pron)] He had messed up one career... [V …   English dictionary

  • mess — noun 1) please clear up the mess Syn: untidiness, disorder, disarray, clutter, muddle, chaos; informal shambles; Brit.; informal tip 2) I ve got to get out of this mess Syn: plight …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • mess with (something) — 1. to take apart or fix something complicated esp. in order to learn more about how it works. I enjoy messing with computers the way some folks get pleasure from rebuilding old cars. 2. to change something in a way that is likely to cause harm.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • mess up — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. To cause trouble; to spoil something. * /What did you have to mess up my accounts for?/ 2. To cause someone emotional trauma. * /Sue will never get married; she got messed up when she was a teenager./ 3. To beat… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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