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verb muck pronunciation in American English /mʌk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemucking
past tensemucked
past participlemucked
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phrasal verbs

muck out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymuck out
he/she/itmucks out
present participlemucking out
past tensemucked out
past participlemucked out
to clean a place or building where farm animals live

It was always my job to muck out the barn.

muck up

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymuck up
he/she/itmucks up
present participlemucking up
past tensemucked up
past participlemucked up
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to not deal with something well or skillfully so that you do not achieve what you intended

    I couldn’t take the risk of mucking up my chances.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to spoil something or prevent it from being successful

    Well that’s mucked up my evening.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to make something dirty or messy

    Don’t muck up the clean floor.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] Australian to behave badly or in a silly way that wastes time


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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