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Mess Up

How to Conjugate Mess Up

  • Infinitive: Mess Up
  • Present Tense: Mess Up/ Messes Up
  • -ing Form: Messing Up
  • Past Tense: Messed Up
  • Past Participle: Messed Up
Mess Up is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Mess Up:

1. When something is dirty or unorganized. [Part Adj.] {Messed-up}

Examples: Mom, Daniel messed up my room after I just cleaned it!
Kids can mess your whole house up if you don’t watch them.
Whoa! That is one messed-up kitchen. It will take a miracle to get it clean.

2. To ruin something. [Part Adj.] {Messed-up}

Examples: Jake messed up Julie’s surprise party when he mentioned it to her by accident.
If you add too much salt to the soup, you’ll mess up the flavor.
Did you see that lady with the messed-up hair color?

See our complete list of English phrasal verbs.