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muck

 
pronunciation:
muhk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
muck up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: organic matter in decomposition; manure.
The farm hands spread the muck over the vegetable gardens.
synonyms:
manure
similar words:
compost, dung, humus, ordure, soil
definition 2: wet soil or mud with a high organic content.
After the spring rains, the shoreline of the lake is full of muck.
similar words:
gumbo, loam, mire, mud, sludge, soil
definition 3: dirt or filth, esp. if it is moist and sticky, or something that is considered be distasteful or dirty.
He stepped in some muck and now his shoes smell awful.Newspapers print a lot of muck about celebrities.
synonyms:
dirt
similar words:
filth, goo, sewage, slime, swill
definition 4: useless material excavated in a mining operation.
similar words:
tailings
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mucks, mucking, mucked
definition 1: to spread muck as fertilizer on.
synonyms:
compost, dung, manure, mulch
similar words:
cover, fertilize, spread, treat
definition 2: to soil with, or as if with, muck.
synonyms:
dirty, foul, muddy, slime, smear, soil
similar words:
slop, smudge
definition 3: to remove muck from (a mine shaft or other place) (usu. fol. by "out").
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phrase: muck up