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English noun: muddle

1. muddle (state) a confused multitude of things


Synonymsclutter, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, smother, welter


Broader (hypernym)disorder, disorderliness


Narrower (hyponym)rummage

2. muddle (state) informal terms for a difficult situation


SamplesHe got into a terrible fix.
He made a muddle of his marriage.


Synonymsfix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, pickle


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)dog's breakfast, dog's dinner


English verb: muddle

1. muddle (contact) make into a puddle


SamplesPuddled mire.


Synonymspuddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rile, roil

2. muddle (cognition) mix up or confuse


SamplesHe muddled the issues.


Synonymsaddle, puddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confuse, jumble, mix up









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