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  Definition of Mess up
  1. make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
  2. disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
  3. make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
Similar Words: mess, ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, botch, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up

 

Derivational Morphology: mess, messiness, muss, mussiness, blunder, blooper, bloomer, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, boo-boo, ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up, fluff, bungler, blunderer, fumbler, bumbler, stumbler, sad sack, botcher, butcher, spoil, spoiling, spoilage, screwup

 

 
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