made a mess

made a mess
dirtied, untidied

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Mess — (m[e^]s), n. [OE. mes, OF. mets, LL. missum, p. p. of mittere to put, place (e. g., on the table), L. mittere to send. See {Mission}, and cf. {Mass} religious service.] 1. A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mess — mess1 [ mes ] noun ** ▸ 1 when someone/something is dirty ▸ 2 when there are problems ▸ 3 someone with problems ▸ 4 solid waste from animal ▸ 5 mess hall ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount a situation in which a place is dirty or not neat: Your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mess — 1 noun 1 DIRTY/UNTIDY (singular, uncountable) a situation in which a place looks very untidy or dirty, with things spread all around: Clean up this mess! | The house was an awful mess after the party. | make a mess: You can make cookies if you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mess — I UK [mes] / US noun Word forms mess : singular mess plural messes ** 1) [countable/uncountable] a situation in which a place is dirty or untidy Your room is a mess; please pick up your toys. What a mess! she said, looking at the kitchen. make a… …   English dictionary

  • mess — mess1 S2 [mes] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(dirty/untidy)¦ 2¦(problems/difficulties)¦ 3 make a mess of (doing) something 4¦(person)¦ 5 a mess of something 6¦(army/navy)¦ 7¦(waste substance)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: mes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mess — 01. This room is a total [mess]; do you think you could help me clean up? 02. Don t [mess] with Freddie if you value your life. 03. Why do my teenage children always leave such a [mess] in the bathroom? 04. His life is a [mess]; married three… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • mess — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, complete, fine (esp. AmE), hopeless, real, royal (esp. AmE), total, utter ▪ I got myself into a complete mess …   Collocations dictionary

  • mess — I. noun Etymology: Middle English mes, from Anglo French, from Late Latin missus course at a meal, from missus, past participle of mittere to put, from Latin, to send more at smite Date: 14th century 1. a quantity of food: a. archaic food set on… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mess*/ — [mes] noun I 1) [C/U] a situation in which a place is dirty, untidy, or in bad condition The garden was a real mess.[/ex] Try not to make a mess because I ve been cleaning.[/ex] His papers were in a terrible mess.[/ex] 2) [singular] a difficult… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Mess of Me — Single by Switchfoot from the album Hello Hurricane Released September 1, 2009 (Compa …   Wikipedia

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