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mud

[ muhd ]
/ mʌd /
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noun
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

OTHER WORDS FROM mud

un·mud·ded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mud

mud
/ (mʌd) /

noun
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with mud

mud

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

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