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mess sth up

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

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