Definition of mess about with (something)British, informal
- I'm not really a painter; I just like to mess about with paints.
- She spent the evening messing about with the computer.
- Stop messing about with the stereo.
: a quantity of food:
: food set on a table at one time
: a prepared dish of soft food
: to provide with meals at a mess
: to make dirty or untidy : disarrange
: to mix up : bungle
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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