- The definition of a muddle is a confusion.
An example of a muddle is a switching of a group of students' exams.
- Muddle is defined as to mix up, confuse or think in a confused way, or to mix up a drink.
- An example of muddle is to mix up a bunch of students' papers.
- An example of muddle is yo smash mint in a glass in order to prepare a mohito cocktail.
muddle definition by Webster's New World
- to mix up in a confused manner; jumble; bungle
- to mix or stir (a drink, etc.)
- to make (water, etc.) turbid
- to confuse mentally; befuddle, as with alcoholic liquor
- to confuse (the brain, mind, etc.); befog
Origin: ; from mud plush -le
- a confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
- mental confusion
muddle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb mud·dled, mud·dling, mud·dles verb, transitive
- To make turbid or muddy.
- To mix confusedly; jumble.
- To confuse or befuddle (the mind), as with alcohol. See Synonyms at confuse.
- To mismanage or bungle.
- To stir or mix (a drink) gently.
- A disordered condition; a mess or jumble.
- Mental confusion.
Origin: Possibly from obsolete Dutch moddelen, to make water muddy, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of *modden, to make muddy, from modde, mud.
- mudˈdler noun
muddle - Phrases/Idioms