Definition of muff verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

muff

 verb
verb
NAmE//mʌf//
 
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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