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Definition of muffle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they muffle
    he / she / it muffles
    past simple muffled
    -ing form muffling
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  1. 1muffle something to make a sound quieter or less clear He tried to muffle the alarm clock by putting it under his pillow.
  2. 2muffle somebody/something (up) in something to wrap or cover someone or something in order to keep them/it warm She muffled the child up in a blanket.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: muffle