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Definition of muff verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



muff something (informal) (disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muff
he / she / it muffs
past simple muffed
-ing form muffing
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to miss an opportunity to do something well He muffed his lines (= he forgot them or said them wrongly). It was a really simple shot, and I muffed it.
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