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muddles, 3rd person singular present; muddled, past participle; muddled, past tense; muddling, present participle;
  1. Bring into a disordered or confusing state
    • - they were muddling up the cards
  2. Confuse (a person or their thoughts)
    • - I do not wish to muddle him by making him read more books
  3. Busy oneself in a confused and ineffective way
    • - he was muddling about in the kitchen
  4. Mix (a drink) or stir (an ingredient) into a drink

  1. An untidy and disorganized state or collection
    • - a muddle of French, English, Ojibwa, and a dash of Gaelic
    • - the finances were in a muddle
    • - an admirable chairman, she cut through the confusion and muddle
  2. A mistake arising from or resulting in confusion
    • - a bureaucratic muddle

  1. clutter: a confused multitude of things
  2. make into a puddle; "puddled mire"
  3. addle: mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
  4. fix: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
  5. (muddled) addled: confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
  6. A mixture; a confusion; a garble; To mix together, to mix up; to confuse; To mash slightly for use in a cocktail
  7. (Muddled) A drink served with mashed fruit like an old fashioned.
  8. Muddling is crushing or smashing something against the sides of the glass. You should use either a wooden muddler or a bar spoon with an attached muddler in order not to damage your glassware.
  9. (MUDDLING) This refers to the crushing of fresh fruits with a blunt instrument such as a pestle or the end of a rolling pin. The pestle should push down on the fruit and be twisted to release as much juice as possible.
  10. (Muddling) Crushing or bruising an herb to release its essential oils. Most commonly used in making Mint Juleps or Mojitos.
  11. (Muddling) Using a muddler (similar to a pestle), press down on ingredients and gently turn to extract flavours, oils or juices from them. ...
  12. (Muddling) When herbs and or fruit are mashed in the bottom of a glass for drinks such as a Mojito.  A lighter style of muddling is known as Bruising.
  13. To crush or grind with a mortar and pestle to release flavors.
  14. (MUD-dul) To crush ingredients with the flat end of a stick, usually wooden, with an end the size of a quarter.  I prefer the wooden as opposed to the waffle patterned ones on the market.
  15. To mash or crush ingredients with a spoon or muddler ( a rod with a flattened end).
  16. To crush up ingredients with a special tool called a muddler. This is done for drinks such as the Mojito - where the muddling process extracts essential oils and flavours (from the mint leaves in case of the Mojito).
  17. A drink preparation term to crush (“muddle”) fruit and other ingredients in a glass. Muddling is typically used in the preparation of Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Old Fashioneds and other cocktails using fresh ingredients.
  18. To muddle is to combine ingredients, usually in the bottom of a mixing glass, by pressing them with a muddler before adding the majority of the liquid ingredients. ...
  19. Another part of the trade that you just have to grudgingly accept. A muddle is a wooden tool (picture a six inch baseball bat) used to crush solid ingredients in a drink, either to extract their flavor or to liquefy them. ...