Meaning of muddle
Pronunciation: (mud'l), [key]
— v., n. -dled, -dling,
- to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble.
- to cause to become mentally confused.
- to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with an intoxicating drink.
- to make muddy or turbid, as water.
- to mix or stir (a cocktail, chocolate, etc.).
- to smooth (clay) by rubbing it on glass.
- to behave, proceed, or think in a confused or aimless fashion or with an air of improvisation: Some people just muddle along, waiting for their big break.
- to achieve a certain degree of success but without much skill, polish, experience, or direction: None of us knew much about staging a variety show, so we just had to muddle through.
- the state or condition of being muddled, esp. a confused mental state.
- a confused, disordered, or embarrassing condition; mess.
- muddle (Thesaurus)