- vt. 混合；使咬字不清晰；使微醉
- n. 糊涂；困惑；混浊状态
- vi. 胡乱思考；糊里糊涂地行事
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1. perhaps frequentative formation from mud.
- muddle (v.)
- 1590s, "destroy the clarity of" (a transferred sense); literal sense ("to bathe in mud") is from c. 1600; perhaps frequentative formation from mud, or from Dutch moddelen "to make (water) muddy," from the same Proto-Germanic source. Sense of "to make muddy" is from 1670s; that of "make confused" first recorded 1680s. Meaning "to bungle" is from 1885. Related: Muddled; muddling.
- muddle (n.)
- 1818, from muddle (v.).
- 1. We will muddle through and just play it day by day.
- 2. We are beginning to muddle the extended royal family and the monarchy.
- 3. The laws led to confusion, muddle and years of delay.
- 4. Already, one or two critics have begun to muddle the two names.
- 5. I've arranged the books alphabetically so don't muddle them up.
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