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mess

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a state in which everything is out of order
  • the bachelor party had left the house in a total mess

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2 food eaten or prepared for eating at one time
  • a mess of oatmeal

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3 something unpleasant to look at
  • the car was a mess after the accident

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4 a considerable amount
  • an unexpected Super Bowl loss that unleashed a whole mess of finger-pointing and second-guessing

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mess

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mess (Entry 2 of 2)

to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
  • please don't mess with me while I'm trying to concentrate

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“Mess.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mess. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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