mess

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Noun[change]

Singular
mess

Plural
messes

  1. (countable) A mess is a dirty or untidy place or situation.
    Your room is such a mess! You're not leaving the house until you clean it up!
  2. (countable) A mess is a chaotic, confused or troublesome state or situation.
    Look at the mess you've gotten us into now!
  3. (countable) A mess is a number of people who eat together.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
mess

Third-person singular
messes

Past tense
messed

Past participle
messed

Present participle
messing

  1. (intransitive) If you mess, you take meals with a mess.
  2. (intransitive) If you mess, you eat with others.

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