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Meaning of mud

mud

Pronunciation: (mud), [key]
— n., v., mud•ded, mud•ding.
—n.
  1. wet, soft earth or earthy matter, as on the ground after rain, at the bottom of a pond, or along the banks of a river; mire.
  2. scandalous or malicious assertions or information: The opposition threw a lot of mud at our candidate.
  3. brewed coffee, esp. when strong or bitter.
  4. a mixture of chemicals and other substances pumped into a drilling rig chiefly as a lubricant for the bit and shaft.
—v.t.
  1. to cover, smear, or spatter with mud: to mud the walls of a hut.
  2. to stir up the mud or sediment in: waders mudding the clear water.
—v.i.
  1. to hide in or burrow into mud.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • mud (Thesaurus)