[ muhd ]
/ mʌd /


verb (used with object), mud·ded, mud·ding.

to cover, smear, or spatter with mud: to mud the walls of a hut.
to stir up the mud or sediment in: waders mudding the clear water.

verb (used without object), mud·ded, mud·ding.

to hide in or burrow into mud.


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Origin of mud

1300–50; Middle English mudde, mode < Middle Low German mudde. Cf. mother2


un·mud·ded, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for mud

/ (mʌd) /


verb muds, mudding or mudded

(tr) to soil or cover with mud

Word Origin for mud

C14: probably from Middle Low German mudde; compare Middle High German mot swamp, mud, Swedish modd slush
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Idioms and Phrases with mud


see clear as mud; name is mud; sling mud at.

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