Mess-up meaning

To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.

Well, I messed up my solo, but otherwise it was a good concert.

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To make a mess of; to untidy, disorder, soil, or muss.

The afternoon breeze messed up my hair.

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To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.

The change messed something up, and it's not working anymore.

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(intransitive) To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly.

He has a hard time getting started because he's afraid he'll mess up.

She messed up on her final exam.

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To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.

Stop bumping me! You keep messing me up!

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He messed up his elbow at the track meet.

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(slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.

Her brother's friends messed him up a little after he cheated on her.

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(slang) To discombobulate, utterly confuse, or confound psychologically; to throw into a state of mental disarray.

That girl totally messed me up, man. I'm not sure who I am anymore.

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