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Synonyms for mess up
mess up

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Wiktionary

  1. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    fuck up, jack up, screw up

  2. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    gum, fuck up, screw up, foul up

  3. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    screw up, fuck up

  4. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    screw up

  5. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    fuck up

  6. mess upverb

    To damage; injure.

    He messed up his elbow at the track meet.

    Synonyms:
    fuck up, screw up, jack up

  7. mess upverb

    To manhandle; beat up; rough up.

    Her brother's friends messed him up a little after he cheated on her.

    Synonyms:
    fuck up

  8. mess upverb

    Synonyms:
    fuck up, gum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-upverb

    something badly botched or muddled

    Synonyms:
    ballup, mess-up, cockup, balls-up

  2. botch, bodge, 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, mess up, fuck upverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, screw up, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, fumble, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, fluff, mess, mishandle, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  3. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess upverb

    disturb the smoothness of

    "ruffle the surface of the water"

    Synonyms:
    botch, prance, flick, screw up, shuffle, bungle, tittup, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, ruffle up, blow, ripple, flub, cock, rumple, sashay, fumble, knit, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, strut, pleat, riffle, cockle, crease, louse up, bollocks up, wrinkle, bollix, crumple, pucker, muff, swagger, undulate, foul up, mix, mess, fluff, bobble, crinkle, bollix up, spoil, bodge

  4. mess, mess upverb

    make a mess of or create disorder in

    "He messed up his room"

    Synonyms:
    ruffle up, spoil, bobble, bungle, bollocks, mishandle, rumple, bollix, foul up, bodge, flub, mess, fumble, botch up, fluff, ball up, screw up, louse up, blow, bollix up, botch, ruffle, muck up, bumble, bollocks up, muff

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How to use mess up in a sentence?

  1. Perry Brass:

    War was invented was to allow men who never grew up to do the things they always wanted to do as kids: mess up their rooms, wear funny clothes, sleep in a room with a lot of strangers, dirty up other people’s houses and then take their toys away.

  2. Billy Joel:

    It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.

  3. Alfonso Ribeiro:

    So I walk into this with open arms saying, ‘I am ready for this opportunity.’ Not, ‘Oh, my God, what will happen if I mess up?’.

  4. Jung Hur:

    I was trying to keep on being present, thats the key to play good today. ... If you think about the future, mess up everything. Its really hard to do it, but thats my goal for the whole year.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    And if you stay true to that voice that clearly knows what's right and what's wrong, sometimes you're going to mess up, but you can steer back and keep going, i know you're going to do great things.


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