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Definition of "muddle" []

  • To make turbid or muddy. (verb-transitive)
  • To mix confusedly; jumble. (verb-transitive)
  • To confuse or befuddle (the mind), as with alcohol. See Synonyms at confuse. (verb-transitive)
  • To mismanage or bungle. (verb-transitive)
  • To stir or mix (a drink) gently. (verb-transitive)

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 "muddle" in a sentence
  • "Behind stone walls dripping with clematis, a crabapple's toss away from what he called a "muddle" of windblown daisies, beneath the dappled shade of a weeping beech tree, a ruddy-cheeked Englishman, dressed in a gently rumpled olive suit, sat with a sketch pad spread across his lap."
  • "The policy muddle is mirrored by the tactical failures."
  • "A muddle is a bar tool that allows you to crush ingredients together at the bottom of a glass, releasing lots of flavor into a drink."