muck


1muck

noun \ˈmək\

: wet dirt or mud

: solid waste from farm animals

: something that is disgusting

Full Definition of MUCK

1
:  soft moist farmyard manure
2
:  slimy dirt or filth
3
a :  defamatory remarks or writings
b :  rubbish, nonsense <mindless muck>
4
a (1) :  dark highly organic soil (2) :  mire, mud
b :  something resembling muck :  gunk
5
:  material removed in the process of excavating or mining
mucky \ˈmə-kē\ adjective

Examples of MUCK

  1. Clean that muck off your shoes.
  2. <spattered with muck from the pigpen>

Origin of MUCK

Middle English muk, perhaps from Old English -moc; akin to Old Norse myki dung
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2muck

verb

Definition of MUCK

transitive verb
1
a :  to clean up; especially :  to clear of manure or filth —usually used with out
b :  to clear of muck
2
:  to dress (as soil) with muck
3
:  to dirty with or as if with muck :  soil
intransitive verb
1
:  to move or load muck (as in a mine)
2
a :  to engage in aimless activity —usually used with about or around
b :  putter, tinker —usually used with about or around <mucking around with his computer>
c :  interfere, meddle —usually used with about or around
muck·er noun

Examples of MUCK

  1. <you can't work in the garden and not expect to muck your clothes>

First Known Use of MUCK

14th century

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