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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun muck has 2 senses

Verb muck has 3 senses


     Abbreviation of Amuck.  [1913 Webster]
To run a muck. See Amuck.
muckn. [Icel. myki; akin to D. mög. Cf. Midden.].
  •  Dung in a moist state; manure.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Anything filthy or vile.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Money; -- in contempt.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fatal muck we quarreled for."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The unwanted material, especially rock or soil, that must be excavated in order to reach the valuable ore; also, the unwanted material after being excavated or crushed by blasting, or after being removed to a waste pile. In the latter sense, also called a muck pile.  [RDH]
Muck bar, bar iron which has been through the rolls only once. -- Muck iron, crude puddled iron ready for the squeezer or rollers. Knight. muck pile see muck pile in the vocabulary.
     Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork.  [1913 Webster]
muckv. t. 
     To manure with muck.  [1913 Webster]
muckv. i. & t. 
     To excavate and remove muck{5}. Often used with out, as, to muck out a round.  [RDH]
    " . . . Inco is still much more advanced than other mining companies. He says that the LKAB mine in Sweden is the closest rival. He predicts that, by 2008, Inco can reach a new productivity plateau, doubling the current mining productivity from 3,350 tonnes to 6,350 tonnes per person per year. Another aim is to triple the mine cycle rate (the time to drill, blast and muck a round) from one cycle to three complete cycles per 24 hours."  [PJC]


muck, n. & v.
1 farmyard manure.
2 colloq. dirt or filth; anything disgusting.
3 colloq. an untidy state; a mess.
1 (usu. foll. by up) Brit. colloq. bungle (a job).
2 (foll. by out) remove muck from.
3 make dirty.
4 manure with muck.

make a muck of colloq. bungle. muck about (or around) Brit. colloq.
1 potter or fool about.
2 (foll. by with) fool or interfere with. muck in Brit. (often foll. by with) share tasks etc. equally. muck sweat Brit. colloq. a profuse sweat.
ME muk prob. f. Scand.: cf. ON myki dung, rel. to MEEK



amble, ammonia, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmoke, bilge, bitch up, blow, blunder, bobble, bollix, botch, bugger up, bungle, carrion, castor-bean meal, clay, commercial fertilizer, compost, corruption, dandruff, debris, decay, destroy, dirt, dirty, dirty up, dressing, drift, droppings, dung, dust, enrichener, entangle, excrement, feculence, fertilizer, filth, fool around, foul matter, furfur, gangrene, garbage, glop, goo, gook, goop, grime, grind, grub, guano, gum up, gumbo, gunk, idle, junk, linger, litter, loiter, louse up, manure, mess, mess around, mess up, mire, mope, mosey, muck up, mucker, mucky, mucus, mud, muddle, muddy, murk, night soil, nitrate, nitrogen, obscenity, offal, ooze, ordure, organic fertilizer, perplex, phosphate, plod, pus, putrid matter, ravel, rot, rubbish, ruin, screw up, scum, scurf, scuz, sewage, slab, slave, slime, slip, slob, slog, slop, slosh, sludge, slum, slush, smirch, smoke, smooch, smudge, smut, snarl, snot, soot, sordes, splosh, squash, stroll, superphosphate, swill, tangle, toil, trash, waste, waste time, wreck




N uncleanness, impurity, immundity, immundicity, impurity, defilement, contamination, defoedation, soilure, soiliness, abomination, leaven, taint, tainture, fetor, decay, putrescence, putrefaction, corruption, mold, must, mildew, dry rot, mucor, rubigo, slovenry, slovenliness, squalor, dowdy, drab, slut, malkin, slattern, sloven, slammerkin, slammock, slummock, scrub, draggle-tail, mudlark, dust-man, sweep, beast, dirt, filth, soil, slop, dust, cobweb, flue, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grit, grime, raff, sossle, sozzle, sordes, dregs, grounds, lees, argol, sediment, settlement heeltap, dross, drossiness, mother, precipitate, scoriae, ashes, cinders, recrement, slag, scum, froth, hogwash, ditchwater, dishwater, bilgewater, rinsings, cheeseparings, sweepings, offscourings, outscourings, off scum, caput mortuum, residuum, sprue, fecula, clinker, draff, scurf, scurfiness, exuviae, morphea, fur, furfur, dandruff, tartar, riffraff, vermin, louse, flea, bug, chinch, mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh, sposh, spawn, offal, gurry, lientery, garbage, carrion, excreta, slough, peccant humor, pus, matter, suppuration, lienteria, faeces, feces, excrement, ordure, dung, crap, shit, sewage, sewerage, muck, coprolite, guano, manure, compost, dunghill, colluvies, mixen, midden, bog, laystall, sink, privy, jakes, toilet, john, head, cess, cesspool, sump, sough, cloaca, latrines, drain, sewer, common sewer, Cloacina, dust hole, sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable, sink of corruption, slum, rookery, dirty, filthy, grimy, unclean, impure, soiled, not to be handled with kid gloves, dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, smoky, thick, turbid, dreggy, slimy, mussy, slovenly, untidy, messy, uncleanly, unkempt, sluttish, dowdy, draggle-tailed, uncombed, unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unstrained, unpurified, squalid, lutose, slammocky, slummocky, sozzly, nasty, coarse, foul, offensive, abominable, beastly, reeky, reechy, fetid, decayed, moldy, musty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, mucid, rancid, weak, bad, gone bad, etercoral, lentiginous, touched, fusty, effete, reasty, rotten, corrupt, tainted, high, flyblown, maggoty, putrid, putrefactive, putrescent, putrefied, saprogenic, saprogenous, purulent, carious, peccant, fecal, feculent, stercoraceous, excrementitious, scurfy, scurvy, impetiginous, gory, bloody, rotting, rotten as a pear, rotten as cheese, crapulous, gross, fimetarious, fimicolous, they that touch pitch will be defiled.

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