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tr.v. mussed, muss·ing, muss·es
To make messy or untidy; rumple.
A state of disorder; a mess.
[Probably alteration of mess.]
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(often foll by: up) to make untidy; rumple
a state of disorder; muddle
[C19: probably a blend of mess + fuss]
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1. to put into disorder; make messy; rumple (often fol. by up).n.
2. a state of disorder or untidiness.
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Past participle: mussed
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|Noun||1.||muss - a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"|
|Verb||1.||muss - 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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