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muff

muff

 
pronunciation:
muhf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, thick, open-ended tube of cloth or fur, used esp. by women to cover and warm the hands outdoors.
definition 2: a clumsy mistake or error, esp. in trying to catch a ball in sports.
synonyms:
fumble, miss
similar words:
blunder, botch, error, flub, goof, mistake, slip-up, stumble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: muffed, muffing, muffs
definition 1: (informal) to mismanage, fail, or miss.
We muffed our chance to go abroad.
synonyms:
blow, blunder, bungle, flub, goof, mess
similar words:
botch, fail, mismanage, miss, muddle
definition 2: to fumble or fail to catch (a thrown or hit ball), as in baseball.
synonyms:
fumble, miss
similar words:
botch, bungle, flub
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: (informal) to do something badly or clumsily; bungle.
synonyms:
bungle, flub, foul up
similar words:
bomb, err, flounder, goof, slip, stumble, trip
definition 2: to fumble or miss a ball.
synonyms:
fumble, miss
similar words:
bungle, flub