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Mess up   /mɛs əp/   Listen
Mess up

Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.  Synonyms: ball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mishandle, muck up, muff, screw up, spoil.  "The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Disturb the smoothness of.  Synonyms: ruffle, ruffle up, rumple.
Make a mess of or create disorder in.  Synonym: mess.

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"Mess up" Quotes from Famous Books

... about Marjorie and the bridge people, and had remembered the cablegram from Sister Marjorie sayin' how their party'd been broken up on account of sickness and she was comin' home alone—why, it was all like readin' it off a bulletin. Marjorie's arrivin' durin' business hours was likely to mess up the schedule. Course, if the bridge concern didn't ...
— Torchy • Sewell Ford

Words linked to "Mess up" :   miscarry, fail, go wrong, disarrange, disarray, mess-up, disorder, mishandle, bollocks up

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