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mud

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noun \ˈməd\

Definition of mud

  1. 1 :  a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water; especially :  soft wet earth

  2. 2 :  abusive and malicious remarks or charges <political campaigners slinging mud at each other>

  3. 3 :  anathema 1b —usually used in the phrase one's name is mud

  4. 4 :  a mixture of water, clay, and chemicals used in oil-well drilling and having various functions (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.

Origin and Etymology of mud

Middle English mudde, probably from Middle Low German


First Known Use: 14th century


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mud

verb

Definition of mud

mudded

mudding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make muddy or turbid

  3. 2 :  to treat or plaster with mud

1593

First Known Use of mud

1593



MUD Defined for English Language Learners

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mud

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noun \ˈməd\

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

  1. :  soft wet earth or dirt



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