- Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.
- He slogged across the muddy field.
- Take off your muddy boots before you come inside.
- With mud or other sediment brought into suspension, turbid.
- The previously limpid water was now muddy as a result of the epic struggle.
- Not clear; mixed up or blurry.
- The picture is decent, but the sound is muddy.
- Confused; stupid; incoherent; vague.
- (euphemistic) Soiled with feces.
covered with mud
- (transitive) To get mud on (something).
- If you muddy your shoes don't wear them inside.
- (transitive) To make a mess of, or create confusion with regard to; to muddle.
- The discussion only muddied their understanding of the subject.
- 2014, Steve Rose, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: a primate scream - first look review", The Guardian, 1 July 2014:
- As the humans establish tentative bonds with their evolutionary cousins, the inter-species waters start to muddy.
- 2019 April 28, Alex McLevy, “Game Of Thrones suffers the fog of war in the battle against the dead (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club:
- It may have been effective at conveying the confusion of the situation, but it didn’t make for terribly thrilling scenes. The blurry camerawork (quite literally at times) and rapid-fire editing meant that exchanges of blows that should have been viscerally thrilling were often muddied, good for capturing the mood but not much fun to watch.