Definitions for muddleˈmʌd l
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mud•dleˈmʌd l(v.; n.)-dled, -dling
(v.t.)to mix up in a confused or bungling manner.
to cause to become mentally confused.
to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with liquor.
to make muddy or turbid, as water.
to mix or stir (a drink).
(v.i.)to think or act in a confused or aimless fashion:
muddling along, waiting for a big break.
Category: Common Vocabulary
muddle through, to make progress or reach a goal despite lack of knowledge, skill, or direction.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)the state of being muddled, esp. a confused mental state.
a confused or disordered state of affairs; mess.
Origin of muddle:
1540–50; mud+ -le
clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)
a confused multitude of things
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(verb)
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
make into a puddle
addle, muddle, puddle(verb)
mix up or confuse
"He muddled the issues"
A mixture; a confusion; a garble.
The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.
To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
The tiny speakers tend to muddle the words.
To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.
He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass.
to make turbid, or muddy, as water
to cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially
to waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated
to mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify
to dabble in mud
to think and act in a confused, aimless way
a state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness
Translations for muddle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state of confusion
These papers keep getting in a muddle.
- إرْتِباك، تَشْويشArabic
- confusãoPortuguese (BR)
- das DurcheinanderGerman
- σύγχυση, ανακατωσούραGreek
- درهم وبرهمFarsi
- nered, zbrkaCroatian
- 혼란 상태Korean
- sumaištis, jovalynėLithuanian
- juceklis; nekārtībaLatvian
- rot, kluss, forvirringNorwegian
- درهم وبرهمPersian
- harababură, dezordineRomanian
- röra, oreda, virrvarrSwedish
- 混亂Chinese (Trad.)
- خلط ملطUrdu
- tình trạng lộn xộnVietnamese
- 混乱Chinese (Simp.)
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