verb (used with object)
- to ruin; bungle (often followed by up).
- to put into a state of complete confusion (often followed by up).
Origin of muck
Examples from the Web for muck
After a long day of him wading and me watching him in the muck, cocktails were required.
How nice of Bob Dylan to demonstrate that over a lifetime of work, even perfection sometime runs amok into a muck.
Italy, in the muck of an economic crisis, simply cannot afford to help everyone who lands on the shores.Italy’s Shipwrecked Syrians Fare Better Than Most Migrants|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The cops, of course, always attend Hempfest, not to muck up the vibe but to make sure no big, important laws are being flouted.
I had discreetly sloshed the muck in my Styrofoam cup onto the grass.
“Have a keer,” he advised as the girls trod through the muck.Swamp Island|Mildred A. Wirt
I don't mean poetry or muck of that sort—serious literature.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Peruvian Guano, so serviceable in its first applications to light soils, may be composted with muck to the greatest advantage.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel|Samuel William Johnson
One is forced to wonder to what extent covering the face with the mass of muck hinders the actor in his work.Our Stage and Its Critics|"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
Muck set a high price upon them, and the bargain was soon struck.The Oriental Story Book|Wilhelm Hauff