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muddy

2 verb
     
muddy2 past tense and past participle muddied, present participle muddying, third person singular muddies [transitive]
1 to 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

to make a situation more complicated or confusing than it was before - used to show disapproval

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