make a muck of


make a muck of
screw up, make a mess of, confuse; make dirty, soil

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a muck of — (informal) 1. To make dirty 2. To bungle, mismanage • • • Main Entry: ↑muck * * * chiefly Brit., informal handle incompetently it’s useless now that they’ve made a muck of it …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a muck of something — Brit informal : to do something badly or with many mistakes He s made a muck of things. • • • Main Entry: ↑muck …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck — muck1 [mʌk] n [U] informal [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) dirt, mud, or another sticky substance that makes something dirty ▪ Come on, let s wipe that muck off your face. 2.) BrE waste matter from animals,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • muck — /mʌk / (say muk) noun 1. farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc., in a moist state; manure. 2. a highly organic soil, less than fifty per cent combustible, often used as manure. 3. filth; dirt. 4. Colloquial something of no value; trash. 5 …   Australian English dictionary

  • muck — [[t]mʌk[/t]] n. 1) moist farmyard dung; manure 2) agr. a highly organic dark or black soil, often used as a manure 3) mire; mud 4) filth, dirt, or slime 5) defamatory or sullying remarks 6) Informal. a state of confusion; mess: to make a muck of… …   From formal English to slang

  • muck — n. & v. n. 1 farmyard manure. 2 colloq. dirt or filth; anything disgusting. 3 colloq. an untidy state; a mess. v.tr. 1 (usu. foll. by up) Brit. colloq. bungle (a job). 2 (foll. by out) remove muck from. 3 make dirty. 4 manure with muck. Phrases… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck — /muk/, n. 1. moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure. 2. a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure. 3. mire; mud. 4. filth, dirt, or slime. 5. defamatory or sullying… …   Universalium

  • muck up — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: bollix up. Slang:… …   English dictionary for students

  • muck out — ˌmuck ˈout [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they muck out he/she/it mucks out present participle mucking out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muck diving — gets its name from the sediment that lies beneath most dives: A normally muddy or mucky environment. Other than the muddy sediment, the standard muck dive may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tires and other man made… …   Wikipedia


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