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Issues or things that need to be resolved
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(of a place) Plural for the state of being dirty or untidy
“The house was in a mess after the guests had left.”
Plural for the state of being chaotic
“The doors opened on Black Friday and it was a total mess with shoppers literally falling over each other.”
Plural for a situation that is confused and full of problems
“Well, that's another fine mess you've gotten me into.”
Plural for something that is a failure, typically resulting from incompetence
“Her performance was a mess, and the critics were scathing.”
Plural for 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.”
(archaic) Plural for 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!”
Plural for 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.”
(mess up) To make untidy or dirty
“Try not to mess up the home too much while we're away.”
(mess up) To throw into disorder or ruin
“A ridiculous plotline would completely mess up what was once a classic and respected movie franchise.”
(mess with) To interfere with something, especially unnecessarily or in an underhanded manner
“You don't mess with a time-honored pound cake recipe.”
(mess with) To bother or be annoying with
“The new teacher is not somebody you want to mess with.”
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