- vi. & vt. 弄脏; 弄乱 make a mess of; put into disorder or confusion
- vi. & vt. (粗鲁地)对待 treat sb roughly or inconsiderately
- [S][U]杂乱,脏乱; 脏东西 (a state of) untidiness or dirt
- [S]不整洁〔乱七八糟〕的人〔事〕 sb or sth untidy, disordered, etc.
- [U][C]粪便 a quantity of animal feces
a state of confusion and disorderliness;
"the house was a mess"
"she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
informal terms for a difficult situation;
"he got into a terrible fix"
"he made a muddle of his marriage"
soft semiliquid food;
"a mess of porridge"
a meal eaten in a mess hall by service personnel
a (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
"a batch of letters"
"a deal of trouble"
"a lot of money"
"he made a mint on the stock market"
"see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
"it must have cost plenty"
"a slew of journalists"
"a wad of money"
eat in a mess hall
make a mess of or create disorder in;
"He messed up his room"
- The local economy is now in a mess.
- The heavy rain made a great mess of the garden.
- The room was in a terrible mess.
- He caught a large mess of fish.
- Who will clean up the cat's mess in the bedroom?
- The party will be held in the officers' mess.
- I am ask to organize the trip, but I mess it up.
- I've sorted out the books; now don't mess them up again.
- You'd better not mess in the affairs of others.
- This room's in a mess.
- There's a lot of mess to clear up.
- You look a mess.
- That report you did is a real mess.
- The dog made a mess on the carpet.
- mess about (v.+adv.)
粗鲁地对待 treat sb roughly or inconsiderately
Stop messing about and listen to me.
Go on with your work and stop messing about .
Tell the boy to stop messing about upstairs.
告诉那孩子别在楼上胡闹。mess sth ⇔ about
Don't mess about my bags.
Tradition is not to be messed about.
传统不能胡乱更改。mess sb ⇔ about
Don't mess me about,I want the money you promised me .
He said he was 70 years old, and had never been messed about by anybody before.
- mess about with (v.+adv.+prep.)
胡闹; 玩弄 spend time lazily; cause disorder to sth
mess about with sb/sth
She didn't want you coming and messing about with things.
She spent the day just messing about with her friends.
Don't mess about with sharp knives.
- mess around (v.+adv.)
游荡 spend time lazily
He is always messing around doing nothing.
- mess up (v.+adv.)
弄乱 put into disorder or confusion
He got another chance and didn't want to mess up again.
他又获一次机会,这次他再也不愿把事情弄糟了。mess sth ⇔ up
She messed up her new dress with blue ink.
Don't mess up my clean floor.
Don't mess up the room.
His divorce has really messed his life up.
If he undertakes anything he always messes it up.
He didn't want to mess up the situation.
The late arrival of the train messed up all our plans.
- mess with (v.+prep.)
乱搞 put into disorder with
- make a mess of
- mess angrily 愤怒地弄乱
- mess decisively 彻底弄乱
- mess deliberately 有意地弄乱
- mess gradually 渐渐地弄乱
- mess purposely 有目的地弄乱
- mess speedily 快速地弄乱
- mess about 胡闹,弄乱,粗鲁地对待
- mess around 游荡
- mess up 弄乱
- in a mess 乱七八糟
Beautiful copper saucepans filled with savoury messes which they put on the stove.出自： A. Uttley
What boy has ever passed a bit of water without messing in it?出自： K. Grahame
A guest would mean a great deal of messing about with oil and frying-pan.出自： R. K. Narayan
The children messed about that day, doing nothing at all.出自： E. Blyton
And don't go messing round with drugs.出自： N. Hinton
- ☆ 1300年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的mes，意为食物的一部分，做饭的过程；最初源自晚期拉丁语的missus，意为晚餐的过程。