The act of one who muddles; confusion; disorderly progress.
Muddling Sentence Examples
Muddling through the sensations, she sensed her father's magic.
Another opportunity for making political capital was provided by the publication of the report of the royal commission on the Boer War under Lord Elgin's chairmanship, which horrified the country by its disclosures (August 26th) as to the political and military muddling which had gone on, and the want of any efficient system of organization.
It's all those damned Germans' muddling!
A common approach is to lightly muddle spearmint leaves in the bottom of a glass, although some people believe that muddling bruises the mint and compromises the quality.
To avoid the mint leaves in your teeth scenario, infuse your simple syrup with mint leaves rather than muddling the leaves while making the cocktail.