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Difficult or tangled situations
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Situations that require resolution
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Plural for a state of complete disorder
“Things were in such a muddle that a mother cat would have lost her kittens.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a state of bewilderment of bemusement
“To what degree can comedy and tragedy, humor and pathos, be mixed without leaving the audience in a muddle?”
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Plural for 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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Plural for a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
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Plural for the state or condition of being topsy-turvy, disorderly or muddled
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Plural for a complicated or confused situation
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Plural for a state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
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Plural for something that is a failure, typically resulting from incompetence
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Plural for amazement or horror that confounds the faculties, and incapacitates for reflection
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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 make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible
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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 become entangled or intertwined
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To mix up or agitate the contents of
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Move or act in an awkward or confused manner
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To complain or grumble, typically quietly or discretely
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To succeed despite difficult circumstances
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