[ muhk ]
/ mʌk /
moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure.
a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure.
filth, dirt, or slime.
defamatory or sullying remarks.
a state of chaos or confusion: to make a muck of things.
Chiefly British Informal. something of no value; trash.
(especially in mining) earth, rock, or other useless matter to be removed in order to get out the mineral or other substances sought.
verb (used with object)
to make dirty; soil.
to remove muck from (sometimes followed by out).
- to ruin; bungle (often followed by up).
- to put into a state of complete confusion (often followed by up).
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
Words nearby muck
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British Dictionary definitions for muck about (1 of 2)
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) /
to spread manure upon (fields, gardens, etc)
to soil or pollute
(often foll by out) to clear muck from
Word Origin for muck
C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki dung, Norwegian myk
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