a bungled or disordered situation; foul-up.
moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure.
a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure.
filth, dirt, or slime.
defamatory or sullying remarks.
a state of chaos or confusion:
to make a muck of things.
Chiefly British Informal. something of no value; trash.
(especially in mining) earth, rock, or other useless matter to be removed in order to get out the mineral or other substances sought.
verb (used with object)
to make dirty; soil.
to remove muck from (sometimes followed by out).
muck about/around, Informal. to idle; waste time; loiter.
farmyard dung or decaying vegetable matter
Also called muck soil. an organic soil rich in humus and used as a fertilizer
dirt or filth
earth, rock material, etc, removed during mining excavations
(slang, mainly Brit) rubbish
See Lord Muck, Lady Muck
(slang, mainly Brit) make a muck of, to ruin or spoil
to spread manure upon (fields, gardens, etc)
to soil or pollute
(often foll by out) to clear muck from
mid-13c., “cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure,” from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse myki, mykr “cow dung,” Danish møg, from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- “soft.” Meaning “unclean matter generally” is from c.1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
late 14c., “to dig in the ground,” also “to remove manure,” early 15c., “to spread manure, cover with muck,” from muck (n.). Meaning “to make dirty” is from 1832; in the figurative sense, “to make a mess of,” it is from 1886; to muck about “mess around” is from 1856. Related: Mucked; mucking.
A grenade made by pouring gasoline into a bottle, adding a cloth wick, and igniting it
[WWII; fr Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet premier, used and satirically named by Finnish fighters against the Soviet invasion of 1940]
- Muck-up day
noun 1. (Austral, slang) the last day of school before the annual examinations, marked by practical jokes and other student pranks noun the last day of school, esp. high school, when pranks are pulled Usage Note Australian slang
[muhk-wurm] /ˈmʌkˌwɜrm/ noun 1. (not in technical use) the larva of any of several insects, as the dung beetle, which lives in or beneath manure. 2. a miser. /ˈmʌkˌwɜːm/ noun 1. any larva or worm that lives in mud 2. (informal) a miser
[muhk-ee] /ˈmʌk i/ adjective, muckier, muckiest. 1. of or like muck. 2. filthy, dirty, or slimy. 3. British Informal. /ˈmʌkɪ/ adjective muckier, muckiest 1. dirty 2. of or like muck
/ˈmʌkɪˌmʌk/ noun 1. (Canadian, informal) a person who is or looks very important