NAmE//ˈmʌdi//muddy somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muddy
he / she / it muddies
past simple muddied
-ing form muddying
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.
muddy the waters, issue, etc. (disapproving)jump to other results