From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmudmud /mʌd/ ●●○ S3 noun [uncountable] 1 TASDLOwet earth that has become soft and sticky By the end of the game, all the kids were covered in mud. The path beside the river was slippery with mud. Many villages in Mali consist of mud huts. boots caked with mud (=covered in mud) It was impossible to move the car – its wheels had got stuck in the mud.► see thesaurus at ground2 → here’s mud in your eye → as clear as mud at clear1(18), → drag somebody’s name through the mud at drag1(10), → somebody’s name is mud at name1(15)
Examples from the Corpusmud• a mud hut• The crumbled porcelain of a third lay embedded like fossilized prehistoric remains long entombed in silt and mud.• Hayley scraped the dried mud off her boots.• Their expensive riding jackets were covered in mud.• Cultivation: A medium containing plenty of mud or clay or detritus is essential.• Flora and I were walking through the palm grove, on mud paths between tiny squares of pale green barley.• Remove mud from your bike by spraying with a hose.• There's mud all over the carpet.• I felt the mud under my hands, then quickly took a pinch into my mouth.• But he saw her standing in the mud, feet apart, rope in hand.• The posies of corn had been trampled in the mud.• He swung his legs over the fence, but his right boot got caught and he tumbled into the mud.• The tide was making, although the boats still rested on the mud.caked with mud• She kept her head down, let her mouth brush the fibres of the carpet, caked with mud and dust.• St Tomas was filthy, I now noticed, caked with mud, his fur barely recognisable as white.• His boots were still caked with mud, but they could wait.