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English

Etymology

From Middle English mok and muk from the Proto-Indo-European *meu-g (slick, slimy). Akin to the Old Norse myki (dung) (Icelandic mykja).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
muck

Plural
-

muck (-)
  1. Slimy mud.
  2. Soft or slimy manure.

Translations

  • Finnish: muta (more solid), lieju (more running)

Verb

Infinitive
to muck

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to muck (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To shovel muck.
    We need to muck the stable before it gets too thick.
  2. To do a dirty job.
  3. To make an error or do a bad job.
    You really mucked up that job.

Derived terms


Scots

Etymology

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse myki, mykr ‘dung’.

Noun

muck (-)

Singular
muck

Plural
-

  1. dung, manure, muck

Verb

tae muck (third-person singular simple present muck, present participle it, simple past -, past participle -)

Infinitive
tae muck

Third person singular
muck

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
it

  1. To dirty, foul

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