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Meaning of muck

muck

Pronunciation: (muk), [key]
— n.
  1. moist farmyard dung, decaying vegetable matter, etc.; manure.
  2. a highly organic, dark or black soil, less than 50 percent combustible, often used as a manure.
  3. mire; mud.
  4. filth, dirt, or slime.
  5. defamatory or sullying remarks.
  6. a state of chaos or confusion: to make a muck of things.
  7. something of no value; trash.
  8. (esp. in mining) earth, rock, or other useless matter to be removed in order to get out the mineral or other substances sought.
—v.t.
  1. to manure.
  2. to make dirty; soil.
  3. to remove muck from (sometimes fol. by out).
    1. to ruin; bungle (often fol. by up).
    2. to put into a state of complete confusion (often fol. by up).
  4. orto idle; waste time; loiter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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