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muck

 (mŭk)
n.
1. A moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth.
2. Moist farmyard dung; manure.
3. Dark fertile soil containing decaying vegetable matter.
4. Something filthy or disgusting.
5. Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining.
6. The pile of discarded cards, as in poker: threw his hand into the muck.
v. mucked, muck·ing, mucks
v.tr.
1. To fertilize with manure or compost.
2. To make dirty, especially with muck.
3. To remove muck or dirt from (a mine, for example).
4. To fold (one's hand) in a card game, especially by pushing one's cards away.
v.intr.
To muck one's hand in a card game.
Phrasal Verbs:
muck about Chiefly British
To spend time idly; putter.
muck up Informal
To bungle, damage, or ruin.

[Middle English muk, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse myki, dung.]

muck′i·ly adv.
muck′y adj.

muck

(mʌk)
n
1. (Agriculture) farmyard dung or decaying vegetable matter
2. (Agriculture) Also called: muck soil an organic soil rich in humus and used as a fertilizer
3. dirt or filth
4. (Mining & Quarrying) earth, rock material, etc, removed during mining excavations
5. slang chiefly Brit rubbish
7. make a muck of slang chiefly Brit to ruin or spoil
vb (tr)
8. (Agriculture) to spread manure upon (fields, gardens, etc)
9. to soil or pollute
10. (often foll by out) to clear muck from
[C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki dung, Norwegian myk]

muck

(mʌk)

n.
1. moist farmyard dung; manure.
2. 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 things.
7. Chiefly Brit. Informal. something of no value; trash.
8. earth, rock, or other useless matter removed in excavation or mining.
v.t.
9. to manure.
10. Informal. to make dirty; soil (often fol. by up).
11. to remove muck from (often fol. by out).
12. Informal. to make a mess of; bungle (often fol. by up).
13. muck about or around,Informal. to idle; waste time.
[1200–50; Middle English muc, muk < Old Norse myki cow dung]
muck′y, adj. muck•i•er, muck•i•est.

muck


Past participle: mucked
Gerund: mucking

Imperative
muck
muck
Present
I muck
you muck
he/she/it mucks
we muck
you muck
they muck
Preterite
I mucked
you mucked
he/she/it mucked
we mucked
you mucked
they mucked
Present Continuous
I am mucking
you are mucking
he/she/it is mucking
we are mucking
you are mucking
they are mucking
Present Perfect
I have mucked
you have mucked
he/she/it has mucked
we have mucked
you have mucked
they have mucked
Past Continuous
I was mucking
you were mucking
he/she/it was mucking
we were mucking
you were mucking
they were mucking
Past Perfect
I had mucked
you had mucked
he/she/it had mucked
we had mucked
you had mucked
they had mucked
Future
I will muck
you will muck
he/she/it will muck
we will muck
you will muck
they will muck
Future Perfect
I will have mucked
you will have mucked
he/she/it will have mucked
we will have mucked
you will have mucked
they will have mucked
Future Continuous
I will be mucking
you will be mucking
he/she/it will be mucking
we will be mucking
you will be mucking
they will be mucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mucking
you have been mucking
he/she/it has been mucking
we have been mucking
you have been mucking
they have been mucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mucking
you will have been mucking
he/she/it will have been mucking
we will have been mucking
you will have been mucking
they will have been mucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mucking
you had been mucking
he/she/it had been mucking
we had been mucking
you had been mucking
they had been mucking
Conditional
I would muck
you would muck
he/she/it would muck
we would muck
you would muck
they would muck
Past Conditional
I would have mucked
you would have mucked
he/she/it would have mucked
we would have mucked
you would have mucked
they would have mucked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muck - any thick, viscous mattermuck - any thick, viscous matter    
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
sapropel - sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
2.muck - fecal matter of animalsmuck - fecal matter of animals    
buffalo chip, cow chip, cow dung, chip - a piece of dried bovine dung
coprolite - fossil excrement; petrified dung
faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, BM, dejection, stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
pigeon droppings - droppings of pigeons
cow pie, cowpie - fecal matter of a cow
Verb1.muck - remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.muck - spread manure, as for fertilization
spread out, scatter, spread - strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
3.muck - soil with mud, muck, or miremuck - soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

muck

noun
1. dirt, mud, filth, shit (taboo slang), crap (taboo slang), sewage, ooze, scum, sludge, mire, slime, slob (Irish), gunk (informal), gunge (informal), crud (slang), kak (S. African informal), grot (slang) This congealed muck was interfering with the filter.
2. manure, shit (taboo slang), crap (taboo slang), dung, ordure He could smell muck and clean fresh hay.
muck about or around fool about or around, amuse yourself, play about or around, fiddle about or around, mess about or around (informal) He spent his summers mucking around in boats.
muck about or around with something interfere, tamper, tinker, meddle, fiddle about or around, mess about or around Who's been mucking around with my computer?
muck something up ruin, bungle, botch, make a mess of, blow (slang), mar, spoil, muff, make a nonsense of, bodge (informal), make a pig's ear of (informal), flub (U.S. slang), make a muck of (slang), mess something up, screw something up (informal), cock something up (Brit. slang), fuck something up (offensive taboo slang) At the 13th hole, I mucked it up.
Proverbs
"Where there's muck, there's brass"

muck

noun
1. A viscous, usually offensively dirty substance:
2. Foul or dirty matter:
Slang: crud.
verb
To soil with mud.Also used with up:
phrasal verb
muck up
Informal. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess:
Informal: bollix up.
Idiom: make a muck of.
Translations
رَوْث، سَماد
hnůjodpadkyšpína
møgskidt
mykja; skítur, drulla, óòverri
두엄
čiupinėtisiškoptiišmėžtikrapštytisšlamštas
draņķismēsli
çerçöpgübrepislik

muck

[mʌk] N
1. (= dirt) → suciedad f, mugre f; (= manure) → estiércol m
see also lady A3
2. (fig) → porquería f
muck about muck around
A. VT + ADV to muck sb about or aroundfastidiar or (LAm) fregar a algn
B. VI + ADV
1. (= lark about) → hacer tonterías; (= do nothing in particular) → gandulear
he enjoys mucking about in boatsle gusta hacer el gandul navegando
stop mucking about!¡déjate de tonterías!
2. (= tinker) → manosear
muck in VI + ADVcompartir el trabajo, arrimar el hombro
muck out VT + ADV (Brit) → limpiar
to muck out a stablelimpiar una cuadra
muck up VT + ADV
1. (= dirty) → ensuciar
2. (= spoil) → echar a perder, fastidiar

muck

[ˈmʌk] n
(= mud) → boue f
(= dirt) → ordures fpl
(= manure) → fumier m
muck about
muck around
vi
(= behave stupidly) → faire l'imbécile
(= waste time) → traînasser
(= tinker) → bricoler
to muck about with sth [+ car, machine] → bricoler qch (= interfere with) → se mêler de qch
(= potter) → s'amuser
vt sep (= treat badly) [+ person] → faire perdre son temps à
muck in
vi (British)donner un coup de main
muck out
vt sep [+ stable] → nettoyer
muck up
vt sep
(= ruin) → gâcher, esquinter
(= dirty) → salir
(= fail) [+ exam] → ratermuck heap ntas m de fumiermuck-raking muckraking [ˈmʌkreɪkɪŋ] n
The muckraking has begun → On a commencé à déterrer des scandales.
to accuse sb of muck-raking → accuser qn de se complaire à déterrer des scandales

muck

n
(= dirt)Dreck m; (euph: = cat’s/dog’s muck) → Kot m; (= manure)Dung m, → Mist m; (= liquid manure)Jauche f; where there’s muck, there’s brass or money (Prov) → Dreck und Geld liegen nahe beisammen (prov)
(fig) (= rubbish)Mist m; (= obscenities)Schund m; (= food etc)Zeug nt (inf); Lord Muck (Brit hum inf) → Graf Rotz (inf); Lady Muck (Brit hum inf) → die feine Dame

muck

:
muckrake
vi (fig inf)im Schmutz wühlen
muckraker
n (fig inf)Sensationshai m (inf)
muckraking
n (fig inf)Sensationsmache(rei) f (inf)
adj (fig inf) personsensationslüstern; a muck newspaperein Skandalblatt nt
muck-spread
viMist streuen
muck-spreading
nMiststreuen nt
muck-up
n (Brit inf) → Durcheinander nt; (= fiasco)Katastrophe f; there’s been a muck with the invitationsbei den Einladungen hat jemand/habe ich etc Mist gemacht (inf)

muck

[mʌk] n
a. (dirt) → sporcizia, sudiciume m; (mud) → fango; (manure) → letame m
b. (fig) → porcherie fpl
muck about muck around (fam)
1. vt + adv to muck sb aboutcomplicare la vita a qn
2. vi + adv
a. (lark about) → fare lo/la stupido/a; (do nothing in particular) → non fare niente di speciale, gingillarsi
b. (tinker) → armeggiare
muck in vi + adv (Brit) (fam) → mettersi insieme
muck out vt + adv (stable) → pulire
muck up vt + adv (fam)
a. (dirty) → sporcare
b. (spoil) → rovinare

muck

(mak) noun
dung, filth, rubbish etc. farm yard muck.
ˈmucky adjective
muck about/around
1. to do things without any definite plan.
2. to fool around.
muck out
to clean (a stable).
References in classic literature ?
It was at this point, gentlemen, that enraged by the defection of seven of his former associates, and stung by the mocking voice that had last hailed him, and maddened by his long entombment in a place as black as the bowels of despair; it was then that Steelkilt proposed to the two Canallers, thus far apparently of one mind with him, to burst out of their hole at the next summoning of the garrison; and armed with their keen mincing knives (long, crescentic, heavy implements with a handle at each end) run a muck from the bowsprit to the taffrail; and if by any devilishness of desperation possible, seize the ship.
A man's health requires as many acres of meadow to his prospect as his farm does loads of muck.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
Stand a litter furder west -- so -- that's it; it's a prime comfort to see faces that's friendly when a body's in such a muck of trouble, and there don't none come here but yourn.
If he hadn't lost his mind he wasn't muck short of it.
Peggotty went out to wash himself in a kettleful of hot water, remarking that 'cold would never get his muck off'.
And money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
I mean what else could you expect, after making such a muck of it?
This going to hunt up her shiftless husband at the inn was one of Mrs Durbeyfield's still extant enjoyments in the muck and muddle of rearing children.
You'll never amount to anything, any of you, till you roll up your sleeves and get right down into the muck.
Involuntarily I glanced backward to discover the origin of this new and menacing note with the result that I missed my footing and went sprawling once more upon my face in the deep muck.
They turned aside from the run-way at a place indicated by Binu Charley, and, sometimes crawling on hands and knees through the damp black muck, at other times creeping and climbing through the tangled undergrowth a dozen feet from the ground, they came to an immense banyan tree, half an acre in extent, that made in the innermost heart of the jungle a denser jungle of its own.