Focus on the pronunciation of mess
› a condition of disorder and confusion, or something in that condition: They left the kitchen a mess. We sat in traffic for two hours while they cleaned up the mess from the accident. › A mess is also a dirty condition: The puppy’s made a mess on the dining room rug. › A mess is also a situation that is full of problems and difficulties: Traffic was a mess. mess
/mes/ v [I/T] › infml [I/T] Don’t mess up my hair – I just combed it.