Synonyms and Antonyms of mess (up)
- I messed up the drawing and had to start over.
- A nap had messed up her hair.
- If anyone messes up even once while we're recording, we have to start all over again.
drop the ball, lay an egg
- said he would mess him up if he cheated
assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp
beat up on
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