Definition of mess with in English:

mess with

Translate mess with into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1mess with someone or something informal Meddle or interfere with someone or something.

    • ‘stop messing with things you don't understand’
    • ‘I wouldn't mess with him if I were you’
    • ‘He would regret messing with me and interfering with the master's plans!’
    • ‘They all knew that Jordan still liked me, and no guy was going to mess with me if Jordan interfered.’
    • ‘If we're really serious about the nation's health then let's tackle the big issues first and stop messing with the small pleasures of many of our citizens.’
    • ‘But Glenda said he stopped messing with her then because he knew she'd call the law on him.’
    • ‘I want them all to stop messing with what is left of the natural world.’
    • ‘Maybe that would teach her a lesson to stop messing with me.’
    • ‘Thousands of angry country residents twice marched on London to warn ministers not to mess with their right to hunt.’
    • ‘It's what you get when gamers stop blasting aliens for a second and start messing with the narrative.’
    • ‘Stop drinking alcohol and coffee - they mess with your brain chemicals.’
    • ‘You can't mess with these tides, nothing can slow, stop or control them.’
    interfere, butt in, intrude, intervene, interlope, pry, poke, nose, busybody, interpose, obtrude, thrust
    1. 1.1mess with someoneTease someone, especially in a playful or good-natured way.
      • ‘April Fool's! I was just messing with you’