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Muck About Definition Essay

Definition of 'muck about'

muck about in American

or muck around
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
ChieflyBritish, Slang
verb British slang
1. (intransitive)
2. (whenintr, foll by with)
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Example sentences containing 'muck about'

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This photo was just me mucking about. The Sun (2016)It was the opinion of others she was not just mucking about. The Sun (2016)You don't just go there mucking about. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Why can't they just muck about? Times, Sunday Times (2006)I did not have time to muck about. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They think I am mucking about. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Nearby words of 'muck about'



1. A moist sticky mixture, especially of mud and filth.

2. Moist farmyard dung; manure.

3. Dark fertile soil containing decaying vegetable matter.

4. Something filthy or disgusting.

5. Earth, rocks, or clay excavated in mining.

6. The pile of discarded cards, as in poker: threw his hand into the muck.

v.mucked, muck·ing, mucks


1. To fertilize with manure or compost.

2. To make dirty, especially with muck.

3. To remove muck or dirt from (a mine, for example).

4. To fold (one's hand) in a card game, especially by pushing one's cards away.


To muck one's hand in a card game.

Phrasal Verbs:
muck aboutChiefly British

To spend time idly; putter.

muck upInformal

To bungle, damage, or ruin.

[Middle English muk, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse myki, dung.]

muck′i·ly adv.

muck′y adj.

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