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Dictionary Definition

muck

Noun

1 any thick messy substance [syn: sludge, slime, goo, gook, guck, gunk, ooze]
2 fecal matter of animals [syn: droppings, dung]

Verb

1 remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
2 spread manure, as for fertilization [syn: manure]
3 soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden" [syn: mire, mud, muck up]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

mok, muk, borrowed from myki 'dung'.

Pronunciation

  • US: /mʌk/, /mVk/
    Rhymes: -ʌk

Noun

  1. Slimy mud.
  2. Soft or slimy manure.

Translations

Derived terms

Scots

Etymology

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki, mykr ‘dung’.

Noun

  1. dung, manure, muck

Verb

  1. To dirty, foul

Extensive Definition

Muck can refer to:
muck in German: Muck
muck in French: Muck
muck in Dutch: Muck

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amble, ammonia, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmoke, bilge, bitch up, blow, blunder, bobble, bollix, botch, bugger up, bungle, carrion, castor-bean meal, clay, commercial fertilizer, compost, corruption, dandruff, debris, decay, destroy, dirt, dirty, dirty up, dressing, drift, droppings, dung, dust, enrichener, entangle, excrement, feculence, fertilizer, filth, fool around, foul matter, furfur, gangrene, garbage, glop, goo, gook, goop, grime, grind, grub, guano, gum up, gumbo, gunk, idle, junk, linger, litter, loiter, louse up, manure, mess, mess around, mess up, mire, mope, mosey, muck up, mucker, mucky, mucus, mud, muddle, muddy, murk, night soil, nitrate, nitrogen, obscenity, offal, ooze, ordure, organic fertilizer, perplex, phosphate, plod, pus, putrid matter, ravel, rot, rubbish, ruin, screw up, scum, scurf, scuz, sewage, slab, slave, slime, slip, slob, slog, slop, slosh, sludge, slum, slush, smirch, smoke, smooch, smudge, smut, snarl, snot, soot, sordes, splosh, squash, stroll, superphosphate, swill, tangle, toil, trash, waste, waste time, wreck
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