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American English: /ˈmədi/
British English: /ˈmʌdi/

Translation of muddy in Spanish:

adjective -dier, -diest

  • (boots/hands/floor/road)
    lleno or cubierto de barro or de lodo
    the river was muddy
    el río iba revuelto
    las aguas del río estaban turbias
    Example sentences
    • It was a rainy day in London; the muddy streets were covered with sheets of icy water when Emma and her companions arrived.
    • As well as the debris scattered around the worktops, muddy footprints covered the whole kitchen.
    • The ground was very muddy, but eventually they planted their crops and their animals began to reproduce.
    Example sentences
    • I think the blue wash that old ladies use looks bright white to them, whereas bright white looks like a dingy, muddy yellow.
    • She is wearing gold loafers that seem oddly bright on the muddy blue carpet.
    • The muddy yellows and dark reds are unfortunate hallmarks of DLP projectors.

transitive verb -dies, -dying, -died

  • 1.1 (make muddy)
    llenar or ensuciar de barro or de lodo
    you've muddied your shoes
    te has manchado de barro or te has embarrado los zapatos
    1.2 (make unclear)
    to muddy the issue
    enredar or enmarañar las cosas
    water 1 3
    Example sentences
    • Here they provide pull-on boot covers, so you don't muddy the floor or have to unlace; a very good idea.
    • It's a good idea to mulch each plant with an inch or so of aquarium gravel to keep soil from muddying the water.
    • We snake on north, eventually forking off the perfect track for a short section that might muddy your boots after rain.
    Example sentences
    • I mean, rather than muddy your message along the way, is it better to go with what you know and then make corrections at a later date?
    • Depending on your perspective, he either clarified or muddied the matter.
    • Sometimes court battles muddy an issue more than clarifying it.

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