mess up Informal
Meaning: to do something incorrectly, or to make a mistakeSynonym: muck up (informal), screw up (informal)
- mess up sth Joe has messed up the invitations to our product launch. He put the wrong date on them.
- mess sth up My daughter had her driver's licence test yesterday, but she messed it up so she'll have to do it again.
- mess up Sarah's been making a lot of mistakes recently. If she messes up again, she might lose her job.
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