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Mess up   /mɛs əp/   Listen
Mess up

Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.  Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil.  "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Disturb the smoothness of.  Synonyms: ruffle, ruffle up, rumple.
Make a mess of or create disorder in.  Synonym: mess.

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"Mess up" Quotes from Famous Books

... they going beat you—in suit of white. Old white man to Wilderness Plantation. Parish old man name. Treat his wife bad. Come to house, ain't crack. Come right in suit of white. Drag him out—right to Woodstock there where Mr. Dan get shoot. Put a beating on that white man there till he mess up! Oman never ...
— Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1 • Various

Words linked to "Mess up" :   miscarry, fail, disorder, go wrong, bobble, muff, fluff, disarrange, disarray, mess-up

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