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muff

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes
muffmuff1 /mʌf/ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DCCa short tube of thick cloth or fur that you can put your hands into to keep them warm in cold weather β†’ earmuffs
Examples from the Corpus
muffβ€’ It has a long snout, erect ears, a shiny brown coat, and a tail thick as a muff.β€’ She held the lead in her gloved hands; behind her was Selene, with hers protected by a muff.β€’ In the end, she and Bessie man-aged to make three of them into a muff and a little hat.β€’ She carried a little fur muff.β€’ Surreptitiously, her hand hidden within the furry confines of her muff, Anne made the sign of the cross.β€’ She took off her muff and laid it down on the rough table made of planks and bricks.β€’ I sometimes stimulate myself under my muff.β€’ Mrs Kulass put on a ratty fur coat, a shabby felt hat, and put her hands inside an old muff.
Related topics: Sport
muffmuff2 verb [transitive] informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 (also muff something ↔ up)SPOIL to spoil a chance to do something well or achieve something πŸ”Š You’ll probably only get one chance to take a photo, so don’t muff it!2 DSto fail to catch a ball or kick it properly in a game or sport πŸ”Š With only the goalkeeper to beat, he completely muffed his shot.3 β†’ muff your lines
β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
muffβ€’ Clark muffed a routine groundball.β€’ The waiter muffed the drink order.β€’ They won't muff their lines or fall short in a crisis.
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Verb table
muff
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymuff
he, she, itmuffs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymuffed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave muffed
he, she, ithas muffed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad muffed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill muff
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have muffed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam muffing
he, she, itis muffing
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you, we, theyare muffing
Past
I, he, she, itwas muffing
you, we, theywere muffing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been muffing
he, she, ithas been muffing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been muffing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be muffing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been muffing
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