mess over

verb
messed over; messing over; messes over

Definition of mess over

transitive verb

slang
: to treat harshly or unfairly : abuse

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Examples of mess over in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of mess over

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mess over was in 1963

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