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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 up

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) Brit and Austral to ruin or spoil; make a mess of
2. (intr) Austral to misbehave
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.muck up - make a mess of, destroy or ruinmuck up - make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
go wrong, miscarry, fail - be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably"
2.muck up - soil with mud, muck, or miremuck up - 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. 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

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vt sep (Brit inf)
(= dirty)dreckig machen (inf); you’ve really mucked up this placeihr habt hier ja eine (ganz) schöne Schweinerei angerichtet!
(= spoil)vermasseln (inf); person (emotionally) → verkorksen (inf); that’s really mucked me/my plans updas hat mir alles/meine Pläne vermasselt (inf)