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  • v. To interfere with.
  • v. To diss; to put down.
  • v. To joke around with or dupe someone, in either a friendly or unfriendly manner.


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  • Brandon Yardley kept finding ways to mess with her life.

    After Hours

  • Then he added, more honestly, Ye shouldna mess with magic, Jess.


  • “It was like, the guys that were with Billy, those werethe guys, and the new guys that came in…He used to like to mess with us,” Dent said.

    The Greatest Game

  • His words came back to her from a day long ago: Ye shouldna mess with magic, Jess.


  • Although Willie was known as a troublemaking bully in Anniston, he knew better than to mess with my daddy.

    The Office girls

  • “Aye, in a cupboard, and with no access to his galley, so our officers have to mess with us,” said the disher-up of salt beef and bread.

    Morgan’s Run

  • One should never mess with the progeny of physical-fitness freaks.

    Miss Misery

  • Environmental toxins appear to mess with normal internal signaling pathways, making it difficult for our immune cells to recognize what is foreign and what is self—a bit like a covert enemy force sending up smokescreens and spreading disinformation.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • “Until the mofos decided to mess with our minds and we went on the run,” Thibodaux put in, his voice a soft Louisiana drawl.

    Etched in Bone

  • He emerged from the mess with a truck bathed in eighty-proof Jack, good for curing colds, relieving virgins of their burden, burying grudges or exposing them, as well as causing the ruin of many good men of high birth and low, and being a boon companion on a long flight through lightning.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set


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