mess over


messed over; messing over; messes over

transitive verb

: to treat harshly or unfairly : abuse

Examples of mess over in a Sentence

her no-good boyfriend has been messing her over for years
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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mess over was in 1963

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“Mess over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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