- For Teachers
Meaning: Become involved in something damaging or dangerous
Example: He's been MESSING WITH cocaine.
Meaning: Annoy, bother
Example: Don't MESS WITH me or there will be trouble.
Meaning: Associate (negative)
Example: He's been MESSING WITH some dangerous people.
Meaning: Try to repair or improve, usually unsuccessfully
Example: She's been MESSING WITH it for hours and it still doesn't work.