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English noun: muff

1. muff (artifact) a warm tubular covering for the hands

Broader (hypernym)hand wear, handwear

2. muff (act) (sports) dropping the ball


Broader (hypernym)bloomer, blooper, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, fuckup, pratfall

Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game, baseball, baseball game

English verb: muff

1. muff (social) fail to catch, as of a ball

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fail, neglect

2. muff (social) make a mess of, destroy or ruin

SamplesI botched the dinner and we had to eat out.
The pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement.

Synonymsball up, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle, flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, mishandle, muck up, screw up, spoil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

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