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mess

1. colloquial To soil (something) with feces. Primarily heard in US. I was so scared, I nearly messed my pants! Mom, I think Timmy's messed his diaper!
2. To behave in a foolish, disruptive, or frivolous manner; to mess around. Primarily heard in Ireland. Kids, you'd both better stop messing and get that playroom tidy! If you spent more time working and less time messing, we'd have gotten this done already!
3. To tease or play a prank (on someone); to joke around (with someone). Primarily heard in Ireland. Come on, stop messing. There's no such thing as ghosts! Ah, don't get upset—I was only messing!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mess

1. n. a hopeless, stupid person. The guy’s a mess!
2. n. dung. (Usually with a.) There’s a mess in Jimmy’s diapers, Mom.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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As a matter of fact everything we have achieved in the last 300 years has come as a direct result of messing with nature.
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Messing, was named West Coast Regional Manager and Michael J.
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