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verb [transitive]     muddle pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlemuddling
past tensemuddled
past participlemuddled
  1. 1



    muddle up

    to put things into an untidy state or the wrong order

    His business files were muddled up with his personal files.

  2. 2



    muddle up

    to think that someone or something is another person or thing as a result of a mistake
    get someone/something muddled:

    I’m sorry, but I get your names muddled.


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