[ muhk ]
/ mʌk /


verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

muck about/around, Informal. to idle; waste time; loiter.



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Origin of muck

1200–50; Middle English muc, muk < Old Norse myki cow dung Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for muck about (1 of 2)

muck about

verb British slang

(intr) to waste time; misbehave
(when intr, foll by with) to interfere with, annoy, or waste the time of

British Dictionary definitions for muck about (2 of 2)

/ (mʌk) /


verb (tr)

Word Origin for muck

C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki dung, Norwegian myk
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