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English definition of “mess”

mess

noun [C usually sing] (DISORDER)   /mes/
a condition of disorder and confusion, or something in that condition: They left the kitchen a mess. We sat in traffic for two hours while they cleaned up the mess from the accident. A mess is also a dirty condition: The puppy’s made a mess on the dining room rug. A mess is also a situation that is full of problems and difficulties: Traffic was a mess. mess    /mes/ verb [I/T] infml [I/T] Don’t mess up my hair – I just combed it.
(Definition of mess noun (DISORDER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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