Synonyms for mess up

Synonyms for (verb) mess up

Synonyms: mess, mess up

Definition: make a mess of or create disorder in

Usage: He messed up his room

Similar words: disarray, disorder

Definition: bring disorder to


Synonyms: ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up

Definition: disturb the smoothness of

Usage: ruffle the surface of the water

Similar words: disarrange

Definition: destroy the arrangement or order of

Usage: My son disarranged the papers on my desk


Synonyms: flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, spoil, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle

Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin

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

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably