Meaning of MESS in English

MESS

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ absolute , complete , fine ( esp. AmE ), hopeless , real , royal ( esp. AmE ), total , utter

I got myself into a complete ~.

▪ entire , whole

You started this entire ~!

▪ appalling ( BrE ), awful , horrible , nasty , stupid , terrible , ugly , unholy

▪ big , giant , huge

The whole situation is a giant ~.

I'm in a huge ~. I don't know what to do.

▪ complicated , confusing , incoherent

The plot is an incoherent ~.

▪ chaotic

▪ jumbled , muddled ( esp. AmE ), tangled , untidy ( BrE )

Her hair was a tangled ~.

▪ bloody , disgusting , gooey , muddy , slimy , sloppy , soggy , sticky

Soon both fighters were a bloody ~ of flying punches.

Why don't you clean up this disgusting ~?

▪ emotional

He's been an emotional ~ since his girlfriend left him.

▪ economic , financial

VERB + MESS

▪ leave , make

Must you always leave such a ~?

She felt she was making a terrible ~ of her life.

▪ clean up , clear up , tidy up ( esp. BrE ), wipe up

▪ look ( BrE ), look like ( esp. AmE )

▪ become

My life's becoming a big ~.

▪ get (sb) into , get (sb) out of

Who got us into this ~ in the first place?

▪ cause , create , start

That was what caused this whole ~ in the first place.

▪ deal with , fix ( AmE ), resolve , sort out , straighten out

I have to try to fix the ~ you caused.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a ~

The kitchen's in an awful ~.

We found ourselves in a real ~.

▪ ~ of

She searched through the ~ of papers on her desk. ( esp. AmE )

PHRASES

▪ make a ~ of things

I've really made a ~ of things!

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .