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Pronunciation: /mʌd
 
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noun

1 [mass noun] Soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water: ankle deep in mud, we squelched across a meadow [as modifier]: mud huts
More example sentences
  • It is sadly the case that deep ruts filled with mud and water make such journeys very hazardous.
  • Looking around, he seemed to be in a mud brick hut.
  • Clumps of dried mud caked his legs to above the knee.
Synonyms
mire, sludge, slush, ooze, silt, clay, gumbo, dirt, soil;
Scottish & Northern English clart;
Irish slob
2Information or allegations regarded as damaging or scandalous: the two sides took over the local media to throw mud at each other
More example sentences
  • "She wanted to get back at the Japanese companies who had slung mud on her face.
  • Far easier to sling mud from a distance as some seem content to do.
  • There are too many critics who revel in slinging mud and inflicting verbal pain.

Origin

late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German mudde.

Phrases

drag someone/thing through the mud

1
Slander or denigrate someone or something publicly: our names have been dragged through the mud
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  • Angela had only agreed to meet with Deidre to politely tell her she wouldn't be a part of dragging her brother through the mud as a cheap publicity stunt.
  • I am very angry over the way I've been treated because I feel my name has been dragged through the mud to spare Celtic's blushes.
  • In the last few days my good name has been dragged through the mud.

here's mud in your eye!

2
informal Expressing good wishes before drinking.

someone's name is mud

3
informal Someone is in disgrace or unpopular: if anything goes wrong, my name will be mud
More example sentences
  • Then along comes the county courthouse, talking about running up a $232 million tab, and all of a sudden your name is mud.
  • He likely realizes his name is mud around the Defense Department these days.
  • Listen to me young lady, if you don't bring those grades up by the next test or quiz in those subjects then your name is mud.

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MUD2

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Pronunciation: /mʌd
 
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noun

(plural MUDs)
A computer-based text or virtual reality game which several players play at the same time, interacting with each other as well as with characters controlled by the computer.

Origin

1980s: from multi-user dungeon or multi-user dimension.

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