- IPA: /ˈmʌdəl/
muddle (muddles, present participle muddling; past and past participle muddled)
- To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
- Young children tend to muddle their words.
- To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.
- He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass.
- To dabble in mud.
- To make turbid or muddy.
- He did ill to muddle the water.
- To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
- To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
- Their old master Epicurus seems to have had his brains so muddled and confounded with them, that he scarce ever kept in the right way.
- often drunk, always muddled
- To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
- They muddle it [money] away without method or object, and without having anything to show for it.
- French: confondre, mélanger, embrouiller, rendre confus
- German: verwirren
- Italian: pastrocchiare, pasticciare, ingarbugliare, imbrogliare, impasticciare, aggrovigliare, arruffare
- Portuguese: baralhar
- Russian: перепу́тать
- Spanish: mezclar, confundir, embrollar, zarabutear
- Spanish: machacar
muddle (plural muddles)
- A mixture; a confusion; a garble.
- The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.
- (cooking and cocktails) A mixture of crushed ingredients, as prepared with a muddler.
- French: désordre, confusion, pagaille
- German: Wirrwarr
- Italian: pasticcio, guazzabuglio, casino, pastrocchio, pateracchio, intruglio
- Russian: путаница
- Spanish: desorden