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American English: /ˈmədl/
British English: /ˈmʌd(ə)l/

Translation of muddle in Spanish:


  • to be in a muddle (books/papers)
    estar (todo) revuelto or desordenado
    estar enredado
    estar liado or hecho un lío [colloquial]
    to get into a muddle (things)
    armarse or hacerse un lío [colloquial]
    to get something into a muddle
    liar or enredar algo

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

muddle along

verb + adverb
ir tirando [colloquial]

muddle through

verb + adverb
we've had to muddle through as best we can
hemos tenido que arreglárnoslas como hemos podido

muddle up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (jumble)
to get muddled up
1.2 (mix up) I always muddle her up with her sister
siempre la confundo con su hermana
1.3 (bewilder) to get muddled up
hacerse un lío [colloquial]
I get terribly muddled up with all these figures
me confundo horriblemente or [colloquial] me hago un lío tremendo con todas estas cifras

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