muck up
transitive verb Date: 1896 to make a mess of ; bungle, spoil

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • muck up — muck (something) up to make a situation more confusing or difficult. Our leaders have demonstrated their great talent for mucking things up. Don t muck up our lives just because he was misbehaving. Related vocabulary: muddy the waters …   New idioms dictionary

  • muck up — verb 1. make a mess of, destroy or ruin (Freq. 1) I botched the dinner and we had to eat out the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement • Syn: ↑botch, ↑bodge, ↑bumble, ↑fumble, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck up — phrasal verb Word forms muck up : present tense I/you/we/they muck up he/she/it mucks up present participle mucking up past tense mucked up past participle mucked up informal 1) [intransitive/transitive] to not deal with something well or… …   English dictionary

  • muck up — PHRASAL VERB If you muck up or muck something up, you do something very badly so that you fail to achieve what you wanted to. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P] I mucked up at the 13th hole and told myself that this was getting stupid... [V P n (not… …   English dictionary

  • muck-up — /muk up /, n. Informal. a bungled or disordered situation; foul up. [1925 30; n. use of v. phrase muck up] * * * …   Universalium

  • muck-up — /muk up /, n. Informal. a bungled or disordered situation; foul up. [1925 30; n. use of v. phrase muck up] …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck-up — Noun. A bungled event. E.g. That social around at Bill s last week was a right muck up …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • muck up — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb Informal. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: bollix up. Slang:… …   English dictionary for students

  • muck up — Synonyms and related words: ball up, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmoke, bloomer, blooper, blow, bobble, bollix, bollix up, bonehead play, boner, boo boo, boob stunt, boot, bugger, bugger up, complicate, confound, confuse, cook, dirt, dirty, dirty… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • muck up — verb a) To ruin unintentionally. The terrorists have really mucked up our holiday plans. b) To clown around; to have fun, often at the expense of others. Its the last day of school and everyone is mucking up …   Wiktionary

  • muck up — v. mess up; make dirty …   English contemporary dictionary

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