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A dirty or untidy state of things or of a place
“He began to clean his hair, which was a mess of dirty tangles.”
A situation that is confused and full of problems
“No government should ever be given direct responsibility for funding the arts - it is bound to make a mess of it.”
Used euphemistically to refer to the excrement of a domestic animal
“Since attention has been drawn to dog fouling there has been no dog mess in the verge.”
Food eaten or prepared for eating at one time
“… a mess of oatmeal.”
A confused and difficult situation
“What a mess he made of the project.”
To interest oneself in what is not one's concern
“… please don't mess with me while I'm trying to concentrate.”
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