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To undo the proper order or arrangement of
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“During cross-examination, lawyers muddle the order of questions, unwittingly or deliberately to confuse children.”
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To throw into a state of mental uncertainty
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“Pete's overuse of word salad would only serve to muddle her thoughts.”
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To change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
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To make dark, dim, or indistinct
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To make a mess of
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To go to a lower level especially abruptly
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Struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
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Mix up, agitate
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To lessen the courage or confidence of
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Talk or grumble in secret or in private
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To succeed despite difficult circumstances
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A state in which everything is out of order
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“Things were in such a muddle that a mother cat would have lost her kittens.”
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An unorganized collection or mixture of various things
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“Strewn over a table under a lamp was a muddle of odds and ends such as had littered their mother's bed.”
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A state of being mentally dazed
“I was in a muddle with a broken-down car before being helped out by some of the kind locals.”
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A state of bewilderment of bemusement
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“To what degree can comedy and tragedy, humor and pathos, be mixed without leaving the audience in a muddle?”
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A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
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“The mayor is willing to get right in the middle of a bureaucratic muddle, to wade right in and say no to people.”
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An awkward, complex, or hazardous situation
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A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
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Amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection
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