An example of muck is the sticky thick ground in a cow field after the rain.
An example of muck is fresh manure.
An example of muck is the thick mud that forms underneath a pile of leaves.
The car was covered in muck from the rally race.
I need to clean the muck off my shirt.
We need to muck the stable before it gets too thick.
Threw his hand into the muck.
- to waste time; putter
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of muck
- Middle English muk of Scandinavian origin Old Norse myki dung
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English mok, muk, from Old Norse myki, mykr (“dung") (compare Icelandic mykja), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meug (“slick, slippery"), *meuk (compare Welsh mign (“swamp"), Latin mÅ«cus (“snot"), mucere (“to be moldy or musty"), Latvian mukls (“swampy"), Albanian myk (“mould"), Ancient Greek mýxa 'mucus, lamp wick', mýkes 'fungus'), from *(s)meug, meuk 'to slip'. More at meek.