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Definition of muddy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

muddy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdi//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muddy
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdi//
 
he / she / it muddies
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdiz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdiz//
 
past simple muddied
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdid//
 
past participle muddied
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdid//
 
-ing form muddying
BrE BrE//ˈmʌdiɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌdiɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (muddies, muddying, muddied, muddied) muddy something to make something muddy She had muddied her white dress.
  • Idioms
    muddy the waters, issue, etc.
     
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    (disapproving) to make a simple situation confused and more complicated than it really is She deliberately muddied the waters by constantly referring to other irrelevant cases.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: muddy

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