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English verb: muck up

1. muck up (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, muff, screw up, spoil


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


Broader (hypernym)fail, go wrong, miscarry

2. muck up (contact) soil with mud, muck, or mire


SamplesThe child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden.


Synonymsmire, muck, mud


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


Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil









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