mess / mɛs /


mess4 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess.
  2. a person or thing that is dirty, untidy, or disordered.
  3. a state of embarrassing confusion: My affairs are in a mess.
v. 有主动词 verb
  1. to make dirty or untidy: Don't mess the room.
  2. to make a mess or muddle of: They messed the deal.
  3. to supply with meals, as military personnel.
  4. to treat roughly; beat up: The gang messed him up.
v. 无主动词 verb
  1. to eat in company, especially as a member of a mess.
  2. to make a dirty or untidy mess.
v. 动词组 verb
  1. mess around / about busy oneself without purpose or plan; work aimlessly or halfheartedly; waste time; meddle or involve or associate oneself, especially for immoral or unethical purposes: His wife accused him of messing around with trifle sexually; philander.
  2. mess in / with to intervene officiously; meddle: You'll get no thanks for messing in the affairs of others.
  3. mess up, to make dirty, untidy, or make muddled, confused, etc.; make a mess of; spoil; perform poorly; bungle: She messed up on the final exam.

mess 近义词

n. 名词 noun

disorder, litter

n. 名词 noun

difficulty, predicament


  • mess around
  • mess up
  • mess with
  • get into trouble (a mess)
  • make a hash (mess) of


  1. The upcoming US presidential election seems set to be something of a mess—to put it lightly.
  2. Cleanup also has to be simple, because when your vehicle is full, even small greasy messes can create big problems.
  3. “I just thought it was extremely odd to, say the least – just a way to mess with the homeless and those that need the discount,” Sheetz said.
  4. Work and life were colliding in ways that it was impossible to stay organized and looking at the mess while I was watching TV on the couch was making me more stressed out.
  5. Make the easy into a festering mess of sweat and cursing and they’ll mosey along.
  6. Texas has always had a sense of place—that is why we are told not to mess with it.
  7. It was being the riskiest studio in Hollywood that got Sony into this mess in the first place.
  8. In fact, that candy store is heavy industry, with all the mess that entails.
  9. There was The Brittany Murphy Story, dubbed a “colossal mess” by reviewers.
  10. “The idea was to mess with the concept of Christmas,” recalled John Law, an original Cacophony member.
  11. If Wee Willie Winkie took an interest in anyone, the fortunate man was envied alike by the mess and the rank and file.
  12. And yet they tell me he was a pleasant enough fellow in the Mess, this Brigadier, and liked good cooking.
  13. Coming back along the well-beaten sandy track, my heart sank to see our mess tent still lit up at midnight.
  14. Coming back found mess tent brilliantly lit up and my staff entertaining their friends.
  15. I shall make an unholy mess of things if I'm left alone, and if you like I'll keep you on here.