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Definition of "muck" []

  • A moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth. (noun)
  • Moist farmyard dung; manure. (noun)
  • Dark fertile soil containing decaying vegetable matter. (noun)
  • Something filthy or disgusting. (noun)
  • Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muck" in a sentence
  • "By the term muck, some farmers understand leaf-mold (decayed leaves), especially that which collects in low and wet places."
  • "There is, however, with us, an inclination to apply this word particularly to those purer and more compact sorts which are adapted for fuel, while to the lighter, less decomposed or more weathered kinds, and to those which are considerably intermixed with soil or silt, the term muck or swamp muck is given."
  • "I am often in muck up past my knees, so they can't get sucked off when I lift my feet."