Interfere or associate with; also, annoy, bother. For example, Our group won't mess with those street musicians, or I told him not to mess with me or there would be trouble. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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Texas has always had a sense of place—that is why we are told not to mess with it.
It was being the riskiest studio in Hollywood that got Sony into this mess in the first place.Sony: Hollywood’s Most Subversive Studio Under Attack|Marlow Stern|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, that candy store is heavy industry, with all the mess that entails.
There was The Brittany Murphy Story, dubbed a “colossal mess” by reviewers.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The idea was to mess with the concept of Christmas,” recalled John Law, an original Cacophony member.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest|David Freedlander|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If Wee Willie Winkie took an interest in anyone, the fortunate man was envied alike by the mess and the rank and file.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
And yet they tell me he was a pleasant enough fellow in the Mess, this Brigadier, and liked good cooking.
Coming back along the well-beaten sandy track, my heart sank to see our mess tent still lit up at midnight.
Coming back found mess tent brilliantly lit up and my staff entertaining their friends.
The little shoe, whose silken laces had become loose in walking, lay in the road covered-with dust.Honey-Bee|Anatole France