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muddle up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento

Translation of muddle up in Spanish:

  • 1.1 (jumble) [belongings/papers] entreverar, desordenar to get muddled up entreverarse, desordenarse 1.2 (mix up) confundir I always muddle her up with her sister siempre la confundo con su hermana 1.3 (bewilder) confundir to get muddled up confundirse, enredarse, hacerse* un lío [colloquial/familiar] I get terribly muddled up with all these figures me confundo horriblemente or [colloquial/familiar] me hago un lío tremendo con todas estas cifras
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