English version

muck something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmuck something ↔ up phrasal verb informal1 British EnglishDO BADLY to do something badly, so that you fail to achieve something syn mess up I really mucked up my driving test first time.2 SPOILto spoil something, especially an arrangement or plan syn mess up The bad weather mucked up our plans for a picnic.3 British EnglishDIRTY to make something dirty syn mess up Who’s mucked up the carpet in here? muck→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
muck upMaybe I was just annoyed that his friend tagged on and mucked it up.Sure, politicians mucked matters up.If you did find her a place, she'd muck it all up somehow.Barton stopped looking for Beda Fomm: if all this muck was coming up, the target must be down there.
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Verb table
muck
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuck
he, she, itmucks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymucked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mucked
he, she, ithas mucked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mucked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muck
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mucked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mucking
he, she, itis mucking
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you, we, theyare mucking
Past
I, he, she, itwas mucking
you, we, theywere mucking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mucking
he, she, ithas been mucking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mucking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mucking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mucking
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