mess sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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mess sth up

phrasal verb with mess uk   us   /mes/ verb
to make something ​dirty or ​untidy: Who's ​messed up the ​bookshelf?
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mess (sth) up

informal
phrasal verb with mess uk   us   /mes/ verb
B2 to ​spoil or ​damage something, or to do something ​wrong or ​badly: I ​messed up my ​chances of ​becoming a ​greatsinger. He says that his ​divorce has really ​messed his ​life up. You really ​messed up this ​time.
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