1. [ verb ] make a mess of, destroy or ruin
Synonyms: louse_up spoil fuck_up flub foul_up blunder muck_up ball_up bobble muff bumble blow fumble fluff bollocks bollocks_up bungle mishandle bollix bollix_up screw_up botch_up botch

"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out" "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

Related terms: fail blurt_out blunder spoil bungler fluff ballup screwup
2. [ verb ] disturb the smoothness of
Synonyms: ruffle_up rumple ruffle

"ruffle the surface of the water"

Related terms: disarrange
3. [ verb ] make a mess of or create disorder in
Synonyms: mess

"He messed up his room"

Related terms: disorder mess
Similar spelling:   mess-up