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messed up

adjective, Slang.
beaten up; looking disarrayed.
confused and unhappy.
intoxicated with alcohol or narcotics. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It's no part o' my work to get messed up with tar and paint from lady passengers.

    More Cargoes W. W. Jacobs
  • Hed have got all messed up and youd have been downright disappointed.

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • I was playing with the children in the garden and messed up my hair.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • I never thought it could be so welcome, even all messed up with fog as it is.

    The Orchard Secret

    Cleo Garis
  • Too bad the sand got in the galley and messed up the rest of that good food.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
Slang definitions & phrases for messed up

messed up

adjective phrase

  1. Quite confused: messed up over the breakup
  2. Intoxicated from drugs or alcohol: got messed up last night
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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