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Synonyms for mess up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballup, balls-up, cockup, mess-up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. mess up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    screw up, jack up, fuck up

  2. mess up(verb)

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

  3. mess up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    fuck up, screw up

  4. mess up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    screw up

  5. mess up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    fuck up

  6. mess up(verb)

    To damage; injure.

    He messed up his elbow at the track meet.

    Synonyms:
    screw up, jack up, fuck up

  7. mess up(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    Synonyms:
    gum, fuck up

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How to use mess up in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Gadon:

    I think when you're going to play such a recognizable figure in the hearts of British people you don't want to mess up the accent, if you can't convince people of that then you're lost from the start. So we spent a lot of time focusing on that.

  2. Bella Hadid:

    I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.

  3. Casino:

    Ace The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. And if you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday. Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some twenty-five-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good thing

  4. Chris Christie:

    There's now 300,000 nearly dead in Syria because of Assad and now Putin is going in and teaming with the Iranians to prop up Assad, only Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton could mess up this foreign policy that badly.

  5. Pearl Barrett:

    [It] doesn’t have to be a mess up.

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