make a mess of; put into disorder or confusion
treat sb roughly or inconsiderately
(a state of) untidiness or dirt
sb or sth untidy, disordered, etc.
a quantity of animal feces
"the house was a mess"
"she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
"he got into a terrible fix"
"he made a muddle of his marriage"
"a mess of porridge"
"a batch of letters"
"a deal of trouble"
"a lot of money"
"he made a mint on the stock market"
"see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
"it must have cost plenty"
"a slew of journalists"
"a wad of money"
"He messed up his room"
Beautiful copper saucepans filled with savoury messes which they put on the stove.
出自： A. Uttley
What boy has ever passed a bit of water without messing in it?
出自： K. Grahame
A guest would mean a great deal of messing about with oil and frying-pan.
出自： R. K. Narayan
The children messed about that day, doing nothing at all.
出自： E. Blyton
And don't go messing round with drugs.
出自： N. Hinton
Go on with your work and stop messing about .
Tell the boy to stop messing about upstairs.
告诉那孩子别在楼上胡闹。 mess sth ⇔ about
Don't mess about my bags.
Tradition is not to be messed about.
传统不能胡乱更改。 mess sb ⇔ about
Don't mess me about,I want the money you promised me .
He said he was 70 years old, and had never been messed about by anybody before.
She spent the day just messing about with her friends.
Don't mess about with sharp knives.
他又获一次机会,这次他再也不愿把事情弄糟了。 mess sth ⇔ up
She messed up her new dress with blue ink.
Don't mess up my clean floor.
Don't mess up the room.
His divorce has really messed his life up.
If he undertakes anything he always messes it up.
He didn't want to mess up the situation.
The late arrival of the train messed up all our plans.