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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
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.
To muck one's hand in a card game.
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.]
1. (tr) Brit and Austral to ruin or spoil; make a mess of
2. (intr) Austral to misbehave
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|Verb||1.||muck 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"|
bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, louse up, mess up, mishandle, ball up, spoil, muff, screw up, fumble, blow
|2.||muck up - soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"|
vt sep (Brit inf)
(= dirty) → dreckig machen (inf); you’ve really mucked up this place → ihr habt hier ja eine (ganz) schöne Schweinerei angerichtet!