mess up

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To make a mess of; to untidy, disorder, soil, or muss.
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The afternoon breeze messed up my hair.

Submitted on August 30, 2012

Additional definitions for 'mess up':

mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
mess upTo botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
mess upTo make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.
mess upTo make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
mess upTo damage; injure.
mess upTo manhandle; beat up; rough up.
mess upTo discombobulate, utterly confuse, or confound psychologically; to throw into a state of mental disarray.
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