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Spanish translation of “muddle”

muddle

verb /ˈmadl/
to confuse or mix up
confundir
Don’t talk while I’m counting, or you’ll muddle me.
muddled adjective
confundido
muddled thinking.
muddle-headed adjective incapable of clear thinking
despistado, confuso
He thinks that all women are muddle-headed.
muddle along phrasal verb ( muddle through) to progress in spite of one’s unsatisfactory methods and foolish mistakes
arreglárselas
We all have to muddle through life somehow.
muddle up phrasal verb to confuse (eg two different things)
liar, confundir
I’m always muddling the twins up I’ve muddled up these book orders.
(Definition of muddle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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