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Topic: SOIL

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from Middle Low German mudde

mud

noun
     
mud [uncountable]
1TASDLO wet 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.
2

here's mud in your eye

spoken old-fashioned used for expressing good wishes when having an alcoholic drink with someone [= cheers British English]

➔ 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)
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