Definitions for muddleˈmʌd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)

    a confused multitude of things

  2. 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"

  3. muddle, puddle(verb)

    make into a puddle

    "puddled mire"

  4. addle, muddle, puddle(verb)

    mix up or confuse

    "He muddled the issues"


  1. muddle(Noun)

    A mixture; a confusion; a garble.

    The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.

  2. muddle(Verb)

    To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.

    The tiny speakers tend to muddle the words.

  3. muddle(Verb)

    To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.

    He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muddle(verb)

    to make turbid, or muddy, as water

  2. Muddle(verb)

    to cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially

  3. Muddle(verb)

    to waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated

  4. Muddle(verb)

    to mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify

  5. Muddle(verb)

    to dabble in mud

  6. Muddle(verb)

    to think and act in a confused, aimless way

  7. Muddle(noun)

    a state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness

  8. Origin: [From Mud.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I think the probability of an accident is now somewhat higher. I don't think we can just muddle through forever on Greece.

  2. E. M. Forster:

    It isn't possible to love and can transmutate love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. Love is eternal

  3. Lloyd Blankfein:

    ( The) U.S. economy is not going off the rails, i'm generally sanguine. We muddle through. I think some of this is an overreaction to the overreaction of assets being so swollen.

  4. John Kinsey:

    I don't think the expectations for earnings for (Canadian energy companies) are going to be very high, and because they were beaten up so badly that they will maybe just muddle through here.

  5. Brian Gibbons:

    We do think that we'll see another leg down from here, but when you peel back the onion, we don't think defaults rates will be as bad as some people think, yes, there are about 20-25 names that could be in danger, but we think many of them should be able to muddle through over the next year.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Wirrwarr, verwirrenGerman
  • sekasotku, sotkea, sekoittaa, sotkuFinnish
  • confondre, mélangerFrench
  • cuir tro-chèileScottish Gaelic
  • konfuzeskarIdo
  • imbrogliare, impasticciare, guazzabuglio, casino, ingarbugliare, pastrocchio, pateracchio, pasticcio, intruglio, pastrocchiare, aggrovigliare, pasticciare, arruffareItalian
  • wirwar, verwarren, door mekaar mengen, warboelDutch
  • baralharPortuguese
  • încâlci, a face confuz, încurcaRomanian
  • röra, oreda, virrvarrSwedish

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