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muck

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noun \ˈmək\

Simple Definition of muck

  • : wet dirt or mud

  • : solid waste from farm animals

  • : something that is disgusting

Full Definition of muck

  1. 1 :  soft moist farmyard manure

  2. 2 :  slimy dirt or filth

  3. 3 a :  defamatory remarks or writings b :  rubbish, nonsense <mindless muck>

  4. 4 a (1) :  dark highly organic soil (2) :  mire, mud b :  something resembling muck :  gunk

  5. 5 :  material removed in the process of excavating or mining

mucky play \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


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muck

verb

Definition of muck

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to clean up; especially :  to clear of manure or filth —usually used with out b :  to clear of muck

  3. 2 :  to dress (as soil) with muck

  4. 3 :  to dirty with or as if with muck :  soil

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to move or load muck (as in a mine)

  7. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of muck

14th century




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