Definition of mess up
- About halfway into the recipe, I realized that I had messed up, and I had to start over.
- She's afraid she'll mess up on the test.
- I messed up on my first attempt.
: 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
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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