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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


Synonymsfumble


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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