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mess someone up

verb phrase
  1. To thrash; beat up; WORK someone OVER: They sent a couple of goons to mess him up when he wouldn't pay
  2. To damage or injure someone: The wreck messed him up so he can't walk (1940s+)

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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