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English definition of “muddle”

muddle

noun [C, U]     /ˈmʌdl/
a situation of confusion or bad organization: There was a big muddle over who was buying the tickets. I'm in such a muddle with these bills. Dad got into a muddle over (= was confused about) the plans for Christmas.Dirt and untidiness
(Definition of muddle noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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