verb (used with object)
- to ruin; bungle (often followed by up).
- to put into a state of complete confusion (often followed by up).
- mucinous carcinoma,
- muciparous gland,
- muck about,
- muck bar,
- muck in,
- muck 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
Word Origin for muck
mid-13c., "cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse myki, mykr "cow dung," Danish møg, from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- "soft." Meaning "unclean matter generally" is from c.1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
late 14c., "to dig in the ground," also "to remove manure," early 15c., "to spread manure, cover with muck," from muck (n.). Meaning "to make dirty" is from 1832; in the figurative sense, "to make a mess of," it is from 1886; to muck about "mess around" is from 1856. Related: Mucked; mucking.