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Your room is a mess; please pick up your toys.
"What a mess!" she said, looking at the kitchen.
Try not to make a mess on the clean carpet.
I cleaned up the mess with a napkin.
There was a sticky mess on the kitchen floor.
Look at you – you're a mess!
Mark's jeans were a mess by the time he finished painting.
an economic mess
I don't know how we got into this mess.
You got me into this mess in the first place.
I was a complete mess after the divorce.
That wine has made a real mess of the carpet.
This is the American English definition of mess. View British English definition of mess.
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