Antonyms for muck up


Grammar : Verb
Spell : muhk
Phonetic Transcription : mʌk


Definition of muck up

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse myki, mykr "cow dung," Danish møg, from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- "soft." Meaning "unclean matter generally" is from c.1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
  • As in screw up : verb make a mess of
  • As in soil : verb make dirty
  • As in spoil : verb ruin, hurt
  • As in tangle : verb knot, complicate
  • As in botch : verb blunder
  • As in louse up : verb botch
  • As in complicate : verb confuse, make difficult
  • As in contaminate : verb adulterate
  • As in defile : verb corrupt, violate
  • As in dismay : verb disappoint, fill with consternation
  • As in disrupt : verb upset, disorganize
  • As in foul up : verb make a mess of
  • As in harm : verb injure; cause evil
Example sentences :
  • And well might he say that, for she was covered with muck up to her waist.
  • Extract from : « The Curlytops at Silver Lake » by Howard Roger Garis
  • It was good enough for you to want me to muck up out of the window, wasn't it?
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of Kong Ho » by Ernest Bramah
  • Even your dirty paper, Waldemar, wouldn't rake that kind of muck up after ten years.
  • Extract from : « Average Jones » by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • If we leave go that muck up yon, it'll be like me dressin' for mass an' no rackin' down me hair, so it would.
  • Extract from : « Reels and Spindles » by Evelyn Raymond

Synonyms for muck up

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