mess about with (something)
Definition of mess about with (something)
1 : to use or do (something) in a way that is not very serious I'm not really a painter; I just like to mess about with paints. She spent the evening messing about with the computer.
2 : to handle or play with (something) in a careless or foolish way Stop messing about with the stereo.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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