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clutter

noun [U] uk   /ˈklʌt.ər/  us   /ˈklʌt̬.ɚ/
(a lot of objects in) a state of being untidy: Sorry about the clutter in the kitchen. My desk is covered in/full of clutter.

clutter

verb [T] uk   /ˈklʌt.ər/  us   /ˈklʌt̬.ɚ/
to fill something in an untidy or badly organized way: The kids always clutter the hall (up) with school bags and coats and stuff. Every shelf is cluttered with ornaments.figurative I try not to clutter (up) my mind with useless information.
cluttered
adjective uk   /ˈklʌt.əd/  us   /ˈklʌt̬.ɚd/
a cluttered desk/room
Translations of “clutter”
in Vietnamese sự lộn xộn…
in Spanish desorden…
in Thai ความยุ่งเหยิง…
in Malaysian selerak…
in French désordre…
in German die Unordnung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雜亂,淩亂, 雜亂的東西…
in Indonesian berantakan…
in Russian загромождать…
in Turkish rastgele koymak, gelişigüzel/darmadağınık olarak yerleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杂乱,凌乱, 杂乱的东西…
in Polish zagracać…
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