Definition Mess

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a mess: disorder, chaos, untidiness
Please clean up your room, it's a real mess! I've never seen a room so untidy.

to mess up: to make untidy, to create disorder; to spoil, to damage
The painters messed up the kitchen! It's so dirty and untidy now.

In a figurative sense:

Sorry, I messed up. I did everything wrong!

messy: untidy, chaotic


  • "The Delavigne laboratory is a mess however, and I'm sure that Horatio keeps very bad records of his lab results."
  • "The group, led by twin brothers Desmond and Brian Jones, is back together after a messy break-up nearly 20 years ago."
  • "They've made a terrible mess!"
  • "The day after the accident, you told me that since you had caused this mess, you would be following up promptly and would keep me posted on developments."
  • "I hope this was okay, I didn't want to add to the mess."
  • "Please excuse the mess, we had a party last night."
  • "Clean up your mess"
  • "Sorry about the mess in this meeting room. As I suggested in our telephone conversation last week, I'm going to need some convincing that your site is suitable to sell our products."
  • "Things might get messy."
  • "But I'm warning you Horatio, if this thing goes south, I am not going to be the one cleaning up the mess."

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