Muddle definitions

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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.

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The definition of a muddle is a confusion.

An example of a muddle is a switching of a group of students' exams.

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To mismanage or bungle.

Muddle a task.

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To make turbid or muddy.
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To mix together, especially confusedly.

The various flavors are muddled in this recipe.

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To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
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To put into a state of confusion; confuse.

Emotional rhetoric will only muddle the debate on the issue.

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To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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To think, act, or proceed in a confused or aimless manner.

Muddled along through my high-school years.

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A disordered condition; a mess or jumble.
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A state of mental confusion.
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To mix up in a confused manner; jumble; bungle.
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To mix or stir (a drink, etc.)
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To make (water, etc.) turbid.
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To confuse mentally; befuddle, as with alcoholic liquor.
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To confuse (the brain, mind, etc.); befog.
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To act or think in a confused way.
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A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
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Mental confusion.
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To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.

Young children tend to muddle their words.

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To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.

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

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To dabble in mud.

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To make turbid or muddy.
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To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
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To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
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To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
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The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.

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Origin of muddle

Possibly from obsolete Dutch moddelen to make water muddy from Middle Dutch frequentative of modden to make muddy from modde mud