muddle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈmʌd(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theymuddle
he/she/itmuddles
present participlemuddling
past tensemuddled
past participlemuddled
  1. 1

    muddle

    or

    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

    or

    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.