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muddy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Soil, Outdoor, Colours
muddymud‧dy1 /ˈmʌdi/ ●●○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 TASDLOcovered with mud or containing mud 🔊 Take your boots off outside if they’re muddy. 🔊 the muddy waters of the lakesee thesaurus at dirty2 confused and not clear 🔊 On the issue of education, the difference between the two parties is muddy.3 CCCOLOUR/COLORcolours that are muddy are dull 🔊 The carpet was an unpleasant muddy brown.4 sounds that are muddy are not clear
Examples from the Corpus
muddyAre your shoes muddy?On the tax issue, the difference between the two parties is muddy.On the way down, the path can be muddy and steep and in places needs extra care.If the surface of a lake is lashed into waves, the water becomes muddy and the bottom invisible.Enclosed in plastic casing of muddy beige, it was slightly bigger than a shoebox on end, about fourteen inches high.The drivers roared round tight corners and skilfully navigated a twisty, bendy and muddy course.Upending rocks in the muddy cove, I uncover fighting green crabs that rise up startled and scurry off into the muck.They moved slowly along the muddy footpath.She left a trail of muddy footprints behind her.He got down on his hands and knees and tried to rub out the muddy footprints.Your shoes are really muddy - take them off before you come in.He turned and stared back down the muddy track.She staggered into the tepid, muddy water of the Pease and drank.muddy water
muddymuddy2 verb (muddied, muddying, muddies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DIRTYto make something dirty with mud 🔊 Lizzy walked around the edge of the field, taking care not to muddy her new shoes.2 muddy the waters/the issue→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
muddyHe slumped there on the wet street, coat muddied and stained.Weldon studied crabs in Plymouth harbour that were being forced to live in water that was muddied by human activity.He ran out into the street, his soaked shoes splashing water over his trousers, muddying his coat.The Richardson's ran forays into other parts of London, muddying other people's water, but it was not appreciated.The storm muddied the fields.Ducks and geese are stripping the shoreline of vegetation, triggering erosion that muddies the shallow lake.The plot gets muddied with the whose-been-sleeping-with-whom scenario and much shifty eye gazing.
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Verb table
muddy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuddy
he, she, itmuddies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymuddied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave muddied
he, she, ithas muddied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad muddied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muddy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have muddied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam muddying
he, she, itis muddying
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you, we, theyare muddying
Past
I, he, she, itwas muddying
you, we, theywere muddying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been muddying
he, she, ithas been muddying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been muddying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be muddying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been muddying
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