make a muddle of


make a muddle of
cause disorder, cause confusion

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • muddle — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by up, together) bring into disorder. 2 tr. bewilder, confuse. 3 tr. mismanage (an affair). 4 tr. US crush and mix (the ingredients for a drink). 5 intr. (often foll. by with) busy oneself in a confused and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • muddle along/through — COPE, manage, get by/along, scrape by/along, make do. → muddle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muddle — Mud dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Muddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muddling}.] [From {Mud}.] 1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He did ill to muddle the water. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muddle — I verb addle, baffle, becloud, befog, befuddle, bewilder, botch, bungle, cloud, complicate, confound, confundere, confuse, daze, derange, disarrange, discompose, disconcert, disorder, disorganize, disturb, embrangle, entangle, fluster, fog,… …   Law dictionary

  • muddle along — muddle through don t worry, we ll muddle through Syn: cope, manage, get by/along, scrape by/along, make do …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • muddle — [n] confused state ataxia, awkwardness, botch, chaos, clutter, complexity, complication, confusion, daze, difficulty, dilemma, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, disorganization, emergency, encumbrance, fog, foul up*, hash, haze, intricacy,… …   New thesaurus

  • muddle — [mud′ l] vt. muddled, muddling [< MUD + LE] 1. to mix up in a confused manner; jumble; bungle 2. to mix or stir (a drink, etc.) 3. to make (water, etc.) turbid 4. to confuse mentally; befuddle, as with alcoholic liquor …   English World dictionary

  • make out — [v1] see, recognize detect, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, notice, observe, perceive, remark; concept 626 Ant. fail make out [v2] understand accept, catch, collect, compass, comprehend, conclude, decipher, deduce, deduct, derive, dig,… …   New thesaurus

  • make a mess of — index muddle Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • make havoc — index confound, disorganize, disorient, muddle, perturb, pillage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary


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