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- To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
- Young children tend to muddle their words.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of F. W. Newman to this entry?)
- To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.
- He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass.
- To dabble in mud.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Jonathan Swift to this entry?)
- 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.
mix together, to mix up; to confuse
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.
A mixture; a confusion; a garble