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To cause disarray or disorganization in the order 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 confound or perplex someone
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“Pete's overuse of word salad would only serve to muddle her thoughts.”
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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To make a mess of
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To struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water
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To mix up or agitate the contents of
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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To talk or grumble in secret or in private
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To succeed despite difficult circumstances
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A state of complete disorder
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“Things were in such a muddle that a mother cat would have lost her kittens.”
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A disorganized assortment of 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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The state or condition of being topsy-turvy, disorderly or muddled
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A complicated or confused situation
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An awkward 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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Something that is a failure, typically resulting from incompetence
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