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Noun
(of a place) The state of being dirty or untidy
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“The house was in a mess after the guests had left.”
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The state of being chaotic
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“The doors opened on Black Friday and it was a total mess with shoppers literally falling over each other.”
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A situation that is confused and full of problems
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“Well, that's another fine mess you've gotten me into.”
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Something that is a failure, typically resulting from incompetence
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“Her performance was a mess, and the critics were scathing.”
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A building or room providing meals
“They were often blamed for eating all the sandwiches before the other officers returned to the mess at night.”
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(archaic) A quantity of food set on a table at one time
“Not all the powers in this new and strange land could urge me to eat that mess of boiled maggots!”
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Used euphemistically to refer to the excrement of a domestic animal
“As a dog owner, it will be your responsibility to pick up their mess.”
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A significant or considerable amount
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A person or thing having a ridiculous, repulsive, or dishevelled appearance
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A mess created by the post-production, post-consumption, or playing of edible products or substances
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Dirt or rubbish, typically slimy in variety
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An unpleasant or dreary place
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A blemish made by a dirty finger
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A soft, wet, shapeless mass of material
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An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation
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An abrupt, damaging breakdown or failure
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Room for cooking food
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Dinginess
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Miscellaneous items or things
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An area of muddy or boggy ground
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That which is left behind after something has been destroyed
Verb
(mess up) To make untidy or dirty
“Try not to mess up the home too much while we're away.”
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(mess up) To throw into disorder or ruin
“A ridiculous plotline would completely mess up what was once a classic and respected movie franchise.”
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(mess with) To interfere with something, especially unnecessarily or in an underhanded manner
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“You don't mess with a time-honored pound cake recipe.”
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(mess with) To bother or be annoying with
“The new teacher is not somebody you want to mess with.”
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To fiddle, meddle or tamper with
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(usually "joking") To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Dawdle
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Interfere in someone else's business
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To interfere with or put into a state of disorder
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To make a false show or pretence of
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Touch or feel with the fingers
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To become involved in a conflict or fight with
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Entertain in style
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To commit acts of thuggery, or behave in a thuggish manner
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To cause to be dirty or soiled
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Adjective
Innumerable or incalculable
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