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English definition of “mess”


noun (DIRT/UNTIDINESS)    /mes/
B1 [S or U] Something or someone that is a mess, or is in a mess, looks dirty or untidy : He makes a terrible mess when he's cooking . Jem's house is always in a mess. Go and clear up that mess in the kitchen . Ian can't stand mess. I look a mess - I can't go out like this! My hair's such a mess today!Dirt and untidiness [C] an animal's solid waste : Fido left another mess on the carpet .Excrement and its excretion
(Definition of mess noun (DIRT/UNTIDINESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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