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Translation of "mess" - English-Spanish dictionary

mess

noun [no plural]   /mes/
B1 a place or thing that is dirty or untidy desorden The house is in a mess. He makes such a mess in the kitchen.
a situation in which there are a lot of problems desastre She told me that her life was a mess.
(Definition of mess from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

mess

noun /mes/
a state of disorder or confusion; an untidy, dirty or unpleasant sight or muddle desastre, enredo, lío This room is in a terrible mess! She looked a mess The spilt food made a mess on the carpet.
messy adjective ( comparative messier, superlative messiest)
dirty sucio a messy job.
messily adverb
con poco esmero, descuidadamente
messiness noun
desorden
mess-up noun
(informal) a muddle or state of confusion lío, follón, enredo There has been a mess-up in the timetable.
make a mess of
to make dirty, untidy or confused ensuciar, desordenar The heavy storm has made a real mess of the garden.
to do badly estropear He made a mess of his essay.
to spoil or ruin (eg one’s life) arruinar, estropear He made a mess of his life by drinking too much.
mess about/around phrasal verb
to behave in a foolish or annoying way fastidiar, molestar The children were shouting and messing about.
to work with no particular plan in a situation that involves mess gandulear I love messing about in the kitchen.
(with with) to meddle or interfere with desarreglar, desordenar Who’s been messing about with my papers?
to upset or put into a state of disorder or confusion alborotar The wind messed her hair about.
mess up phrasal verb
to spoil; to make a mess of desordenar, ensuciar Don’t mess the room up!
(Definition of mess from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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