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Definition 1: make turbid - [verb of change]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muddy the water

(muddy is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: cause to become muddy - [verb of cognition]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These data would have muddied the prediction

(muddy is a kind of ...) make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

"Her remarks confused the debate" "Their words obnubilate their intentions"

Definition 3: dirty with mud - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for muddy in the sense of this definition

(muddy is a kind of ...) make soiled, filthy, or dirty

"don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"

Definition 4: dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muddy boots
  • a mucky stable

Synonyms for muddy in the sense of this definition

(muddy is similar to ...) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "mining is a dirty job" "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Definition 5: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty
  • a dirty (or dingy) white
  • the muddied grey of the sea
  • muddy colors
  • dirty-green walls
  • dirty-blonde hair

Synonyms for muddy in the sense of this definition

(muddy is similar to ...) combined with extraneous elements

Definition 6: (of liquids) clouded as with sediment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cloudy liquid
  • muddy coffee
  • murky waters

Synonyms for muddy in the sense of this definition

(muddy is similar to ...) not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

"opaque windows of the jail" "opaque to X-rays"

Definition 7: (of soil) soft and watery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where muddy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ground was boggy under foot
  • a marshy coastline
  • miry roads
  • wet mucky lowland
  • muddy barnyard
  • quaggy terrain
  • the sloughy edge of the pond
  • swampy bayous

Synonyms for muddy in the sense of this definition

(muddy is similar to ...) covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

"a wet bathing suit" "wet sidewalks" "wet weather"

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