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1. muck

verb. ['ˈmʌk'] remove muck, clear away muck, as in a mine.

Synonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • antiseptic
  • incorrupt
  • legal
  • calm

Etymology

  • mok (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Muck

  • chuck-a-luck
  • unstuck
  • struck
  • kachuck
  • canuck
  • wnuk
  • truck
  • stucke
  • stuck
  • snuck
  • pluck
  • mruk
  • kruk
  • kruck
  • kluck
  • gluck
  • fluck
  • druck
  • cluck
  • bruck
  • amok
  • zuk
  • zuck
  • yuk
  • yuck
  • wruck
  • tuck
  • suk
  • suck
  • suc

Example sentences of the word muck


1. Verb, base form
If you owe on a previous year, it may muck up the waters of your financial portfolio.

2. Noun, singular or mass
For bigger messes, you'll need to wipe up the muck first before trying to wash the inside.

3. Verb, past participle
A skinny wooden skewer is also great at getting stubborn muck out of tiny joints.

4. Adverb
Hair breaks down muck more quickly than skin, which makes it possible to remove hair without removing skin.

5. Foreign word
The earth is black and rich in nutrients, and the locals call it "muck."

6. Noun, plural
You cannot buy muck at your local big box hardware store; it's too valuable.

Quotes containing the word muck


1. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.
- Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. I want you to learn the lesson of the lotus. This flower springs forth from muddy waters. It raises its delicate petals to the sun and perfumes the world while, at the same time, its roots cling to the elemental muck, the very essence of the mortal experience. Without that soil, the flower would wither and die.
- Colleen Houck

3. Knowledge, like money and muck (manure), serves us best when spread evenly.
- Stuart Aken

2. high-muck-a-muck

noun. an arrogant or conceited person of importance.

Synonyms

  • personage
  • influential person
  • important person

3. muck

noun. ['ˈmʌk'] any thick, viscous matter.

Synonyms

  • sapropel
  • goop
  • matter
  • sludge
  • ooze
  • gunk
  • gook
  • goo
  • guck

Antonyms

  • decent
  • fair
  • nice
  • pure

Etymology

  • mok (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. muck

verb. ['ˈmʌk'] soil with mud, muck, or mire.

Synonyms

  • mud
  • mire
  • begrime
  • colly
  • grime
  • dirty
  • soil
  • muck up

Antonyms

  • amicable
  • succeed
  • pack
  • dock

Etymology

  • mok (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. muck

verb. ['ˈmʌk'] spread manure, as for fertilization.

Synonyms

  • spread
  • manure
  • scatter

Antonyms

  • saddle
  • charge
  • lodge
  • fuse

Etymology

  • mok (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. muck

noun. ['ˈmʌk'] fecal matter of animals.

Synonyms

  • cow pie
  • fecal matter
  • cowpie
  • stool
  • faeces
  • feces
  • droppings
  • ordure
  • cow dung
  • buffalo chip
  • cow chip
  • pigeon droppings
  • coprolite
  • BM
  • dung
  • chip
  • dejection

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • move
  • cleanness
  • dirtiness

Etymology

  • mok (Middle English (1100-1500))
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