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muss

 (mŭs)
tr.v. mussed, muss·ing, muss·es
To make messy or untidy; rumple.
n.
A state of disorder; a mess.

[Probably alteration of mess.]

muss′i·ly adv.
muss′i·ness n.
muss′y adj.
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muss

(mʌs)
vb
(often foll by: up) to make untidy; rumple
n
a state of disorder; muddle
[C19: probably a blend of mess + fuss]
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muss

(mʌs)

v.t.
1. to put into disorder; make messy; rumple (often fol. by up).
n.
2. a state of disorder or untidiness.
[1820–30;perhaps b. mess and fuss]
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muss


Past participle: mussed
Gerund: mussing

Imperative
muss
muss
Present
I muss
you muss
he/she/it musses
we muss
you muss
they muss
Preterite
I mussed
you mussed
he/she/it mussed
we mussed
you mussed
they mussed
Present Continuous
I am mussing
you are mussing
he/she/it is mussing
we are mussing
you are mussing
they are mussing
Present Perfect
I have mussed
you have mussed
he/she/it has mussed
we have mussed
you have mussed
they have mussed
Past Continuous
I was mussing
you were mussing
he/she/it was mussing
we were mussing
you were mussing
they were mussing
Past Perfect
I had mussed
you had mussed
he/she/it had mussed
we had mussed
you had mussed
they had mussed
Future
I will muss
you will muss
he/she/it will muss
we will muss
you will muss
they will muss
Future Perfect
I will have mussed
you will have mussed
he/she/it will have mussed
we will have mussed
you will have mussed
they will have mussed
Future Continuous
I will be mussing
you will be mussing
he/she/it will be mussing
we will be mussing
you will be mussing
they will be mussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mussing
you have been mussing
he/she/it has been mussing
we have been mussing
you have been mussing
they have been mussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mussing
you will have been mussing
he/she/it will have been mussing
we will have been mussing
you will have been mussing
they will have been mussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mussing
you had been mussing
he/she/it had been mussing
we had been mussing
you had been mussing
they had been mussing
Conditional
I would muss
you would muss
he/she/it would muss
we would muss
you would muss
they would muss
Past Conditional
I would have mussed
you would have mussed
he/she/it would have mussed
we would have mussed
you would have mussed
they would have mussed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muss - a state of confusion and disorderlinessmuss - a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
Verb1.muss - make messy or untidymuss - make messy or untidy; "the child mussed up my hair"
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"
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muss

verb
To put (the hair or clothes) into a state of disarray.Also used with up:
noun
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Translations

muss

[mʌs] VT (also muss up) [+ hair] → despeinar; [+ dress] → arrugar
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muss

(US inf)
nDurcheinander nt; to be in a mussdurcheinander (inf)or unordentlich sein
vt (also muss up)in Unordnung bringen; hair, room alsodurcheinanderbringen (inf); to get mussed (up)in Unordnung geraten
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muss

[mʌs] vt (also muss up) (Am) (fam) (hair) → scompigliare; (dress) → spiegazzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Impassioned words from his nephew Karim Mussily were interrupted by Bernard Richmond QC, counsel to the inquiry, telling him his points should be heard later.