deranging (part of speech: verb)
disorganizing, convulsing, discomposing, disarranging, tampering, muddling, scattering, deranging, hashing, displacing, jumbling, swirling, whisking, tossing, ruffling, dislocating, mislaying, confusing, troubling, roiling, disturbing, roughening, churning, rummaging, mixing up, meddling, disheveling, botching, capsizing, misplacing, confounding, agitating, tumbling, cluttering, upsetting, scrambling, rumpling, rippling, fermenting, perturbing, whipping, disordering, tousling, blurring, mussing
- Why must Jane Lavinia keep messing with ink and crayons and water colours? - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- Anything rather than having the whole school twit me of messing the accounts." - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
- No more messing about- no more intrigues. - "Arsene Lupin", Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc.