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MUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does muck mean? 

MUCK (noun)
  The noun MUCK has 2 senses:

1. any thick messy substance
2. fecal matter of animals

  Familiarity information: MUCK used as a noun is rare.


MUCK (verb)
  The verb MUCK has 3 senses:

1. remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine
2. spread manure, as for fertilization
3. soil with mud, muck, or mire

  Familiarity information: MUCK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUCK (noun)


Sense 1muck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any thick messy substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

slime; ooze; muck; gunk; guck; gook; goo; sludge

Hypernyms ("muck" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "muck"):

sapropel (sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans)


Sense 2muck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fecal matter of animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

droppings; dung; muck

Hypernyms ("muck" is a kind of...):

BM; dejection; faecal matter; faeces; fecal matter; feces; ordure; stool (solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "muck"):

buffalo chip; chip; cow chip; cow dung (a piece of dried bovine dung)

coprolite (fossil excrement; petrified dung)

pigeon droppings (droppings of pigeons)

cow pie; cowpie (fecal matter of a cow)


MUCK (verb)


Sense 1muck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "muck" is one way to...):

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2muck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spread manure, as for fertilization

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

manure; muck

Hypernyms (to "muck" is one way to...):

scatter; spread; spread out (strew or distribute over an area)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3muck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Soil with mud, muck, or mire

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

mud; muck up; muck; mire

Context example:

The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

Hypernyms (to "muck" is one way to...):

begrime; bemire; colly; dirty; grime; soil (make soiled, filthy, or dirty)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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