More definitions of MUDDefinition of MUD in:
- The US English dictionary
- 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 hutsMore 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.
- 2Information or allegations regarded as damaging or scandalous: the two sides took over the local media to throw mud at each otherMore 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.
drag someone/thing through the mud
- Slander or denigrate someone or something publicly: our names have been dragged through the mudMore example sentences
- 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.
someone's name is mud
- • informal Someone is in disgrace or unpopular: if anything goes wrong, my name will be mudMore 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.
late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German mudde.