mess up

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To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on

Well, I messed up my solo, but otherwise it was a good concert.

To damage; injure

He messed up his elbow at the track meet.

To discombobulate, utterly confuse, or confound psychologically; to throw into a state of mental disarray

That girl totally messed me up, man. I'm not sure who I am anymore.

To make a mistake; to do something incorrectly; to perform poorly

She messed up on her final exam.

To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin

The change messed something up, and it's not working anymore.

To make a mess of; to untidy, disorder, soil, or muss

The afternoon breeze messed up my hair.

To manhandle; beat up; rough up

Her brother's friends messed him up a little after he cheated on her.

To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior

Stop bumping me! You keep messing me up!.

make a mess of or create disorder in; "He messed up his room"
If you mess something up or if you mess up, you cause something to fail or be spoiled. When politicians mess things up, it is the people who pay the price He had messed up one career If I messed up, I would probably be fired
make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"
spoil; make a mess; beat up badly
If you mess up a place or a thing, you make it untidy or dirty. I hope they haven't messed up your video tapes
If something messes someone up, it causes them to be very confused or worried, or to have psychological problems. That really messed them up, especially the boys
something badly botched or muddled
mess up