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mud

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noun \ ˈməd \

Definition of mud

1 :a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially :soft wet earth
2 :abusive and malicious remarks or charges
  • political campaigners slinging mud at each other
3 :anathema 1b usually used in the phrase one's name is mud
4 :a mixture of water, clay, and chemicals used in oil-well drilling and having various functions (such as lubrication and cooling of the bit and flushing of rock particles to the surface)

Examples of mud in a Sentence

  1. He tracked mud into the house.

  2. The car was stuck in the mud.

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Origin and Etymology of mud

Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German

mud Synonyms

Synonyms
guck (or gook), mire, muck, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush
Related Words
gumbo, silt; clay, dirt, gravel, humus, loam, sand, soil

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mud

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Definition of mud

mudded; mudding
transitive verb
1 :to make muddy or turbid
2 :to treat or plaster with mud

Recent Examples of mud from the Web

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First Known Use of mud

1593



MUD Defined for English Language Learners

mud

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Definition of mud for English Language Learners

  • : soft, wet dirt


MUD Defined for Kids

mud

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noun \ ˈməd \

Definition of mud for Students

:soft wet earth or dirt


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