What does messing with someone mean?

What does messing with someone mean?

Definition of mess with informal. 1 : to cause trouble for (someone) : to deal with (someone) in a way that may cause anger or violence I wouldn’t want to mess with him. You’d better not be messing with me.

What is another word for messing with?

What is another word for mess with?

monkey with fiddle
interfere interfere with
meddle meddle with
mess play with
tamper tamper with

What does not to be messed with mean?

phrasal verb. If you tell someone not to mess with a person or thing, you are warning them not to get involved with that person or thing.

Is messed up polite?

As to ‘messed up’, it can fit in all these instances with the same grammar and potential for ambiguity that often doesn’t matter. It’s just not at all taboo. It is still informal, just not taboo.

How do you use mess up?

Mess up sentence example

  1. Sometimes they mess up and over react, especially when they’re scared.
  2. Besides, it would mess up your nice new uniform.
  3. He wasn’t going to mess up her interview.
  4. I make sure ambitious people like you don’t mess up this world.

How do you say mess up?

Synonyms & Antonyms of mess (up)

  1. blow,
  2. bobble,
  3. boggle,
  4. bollix (up),
  5. boot,
  6. botch,
  7. bugger (up),
  8. bumble,

What is mean by let out?

intransitive verb. : to conclude a session or performance school let out in June.

How do you use annoy?

annoy, pester, and tease mean to disturb and upset a person.

  1. annoy is used for bothering someone to the point of anger. I am annoyed by your bad behavior.
  2. pester is used for bothering someone over and over.
  3. tease often is used for continually tormenting someone until that person is provoked or upset.

How do you not annoy people?

Here’s how to be less annoying, as discussed by experts.

  1. Check yourself.
  2. Stop focusing.
  3. Think about tone.
  4. Distract yourself.
  5. Check-in with those whom you trust to ask them about your communication style.
  6. Try to become aware of what feelings are triggered by your thoughts.
  7. Take time to process these feelings before you react.

What does messing mean?

1. a state of confusion or untidiness, esp if dirty or unpleasant: the house was in a mess. 2. a chaotic or troublesome state of affairs; muddle: his life was a mess. 3. informal a dirty or untidy person or thing.

What does messing around mean?

2 phrasal verb If you say that someone is messing around with or messing about with something, you mean that they are interfering with it in a harmful way. I’d like to know who’s been messing about with the pram. 3 phrasal verb If someone is messing around or messing about, they are behaving in a joking or silly way.

What is another word for “messed up”?


  • besmirch.
  • bobble.
  • bollix.
  • botch.
  • bungle.
  • clutter.
  • confuse.