mess-up


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mess-up

n
something muddled; something that has gone wrong
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mess-up - something badly botched or muddledmess-up - something badly botched or muddled  
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

mess-up

[ˈmesʌp] N (Brit) → follón m, lío m
we had a mess-up with the trainsnos hicimos un lío con los trenes

mess-up

nKuddelmuddel nt (inf); it’s a complete mess-upda ist alles schiefgelaufen (inf)

mess

(mes) noun
a state of disorder or confusion; an untidy, dirty or unpleasant sight or muddle. This room is in a terrible mess!; She looked a mess; The spilt food made a mess on the carpet.
verb
(with with) to meddle, or to have something to do with. She's always messing with the television set.
ˈmessy adjective
dirty. a messy job.
ˈmessily adverb
ˈmessiness noun
ˈmess-up noun
a muddle or state of confusion. There has been a mess-up in the timetable.
make a mess of
1. to make dirty, untidy or confused. The heavy rain has made a real mess of the garden.
2. to do badly. He made a mess of his essay.
3. to spoil or ruin (eg one's life). He made a mess of his life by drinking too much.
mess about/around
1. to behave in a foolish or annoying way. The children were shouting and messing about.
2. to work with no particular plan in a situation that involves mess. I love messing about in the kitchen.
3. (with with) to meddle or interfere with. Who's been messing about with my papers?
4. to upset or put into a state of disorder or confusion. The wind messed her hair about.
mess up
to spoil; to make a mess of. Don't mess the room up!
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They sound great and look like they're having fun, with Teigen not even letting a few lyric mess-ups get her down.
There is no room for mess-ups or time for re-dos: at each event there is one opportunity to capture the perfect moment.
NIPPING OUT In one of the most famous on-stage mess-ups, Janet Jackson showed a little too much to fans during her Super Bowl halftime performance with Justin Timberlake in 2004.
So now we're hoping for someone else to have some mess-ups and slip-ups.
Knowing that even Britain, which is much closer culturally and shares the same language with the US, is not immune from these mess-ups, you can of course imagine how badly American movies do Arabic accents.
Still to open his Majors account and with more mess-ups along the way, it would be poetic justice for him to triumph this week.
Plus, the way you handle your mess-ups defines the kind of person you really are.
Past mess-ups have included a rushed purchase of a Christmas jumper for my son, which he needed for the school play.
Why do we feel the need to share all our mess-ups, mishaps, and blunders with anyone who has a calloused handshake and a sprinkle of sawdust in their hair?
at's the thing that amazed me because, on the law of averages, there should have been one or two mess-ups, but there wasn't.