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Spanish translation of “mess”

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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