HyperDic: muddle

English > 4 senses of the word muddle:
VERBcontactmuddle, puddlemake into a puddle
cognitionmuddle, addle, puddlemix up or confuse
NOUNstatemuddle, clutter, jumble, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smothera confused / confused multitude of things
statemuddle, fix, hole, jam, mess, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
muddle > pronunciation
Soundsmah'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > muddle: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA confused / confused multitude of things.
Synonymsclutter, jumble, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother
NarrowerrummageA jumble of things to be given away
Broaderdisorderliness, disorderA condition in which things are not in their expected places
Spanishconfusión, desorden, mezcolanza, revoltijo
Catalanbarrejadissa, barrija-barreja, batibull, confusió, mescladissa
Verbsmuddlemix up or confuse
English > muddle: 4 senses > noun 2, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Example "he made a muddle of his marriage"
Synonymsfix, hole, jam, mess, pickle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > muddle: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake into a puddle.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonympuddle
Broaderroil, rilemake turbid by stirring up the sediments of
Spanishcharco, embarullar, embrollar, encharcar, enredar, puddled mire
Catalanembolicar, embrollar, enredar
English > muddle: 4 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmix up or confuse.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He muddled the issues"
Synonymsaddle, puddle
Broaderjumble, confuse, mix upAssemble without order or sense
Spanishconfundir, desconcertar, embarullar, enredar, mezclar
Catalanconfondre, embolicar
Nounsmuddlea confused / confused multitude of things

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