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    Default "mess with"?

    I have two meanings of "mess with" and which is correct?
    (from glee club)
    Okay, and no one Messes with celebrities or defaces their pictures.
    one meaning is "make a relationship with someone who can possibly harm you", and the other is "harass or bother"
    Which is correct? I have no clue.

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    Default Re: "mess with"?

    The second makes more sense.

    The first refers to affairs, sexual relationships, etc, that could embarrass or harm someone's career, marriage, etc.

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    "Mess with"--

    --harass, bother, or change

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