- n. 淤泥；垃圾；肥料；品质低劣的东西
- vt. 弄脏；施肥；清除…的污物
- vi. 闲逛；鬼混
- n. (Muck)人名；(德、匈、捷)穆克
2. meek, midden => muck: 形容那种软柔的污物、淤泥等这类比较肮脏的比较粘稠的东西。
- muck:  The original meaning of muck is ‘excrement’; the more general ‘dirt’ is a 14thcentury development. It goes back to a prehistoric Germanic *muk-, *meuk- ‘soft’. This was also the source of Danish møg ‘dung’ (which provides the first syllable of midden , a borrowing from the ancestor of Danish mødding, literally ‘dung-heap’). The same Germanic base lies behind English meek , whose immediate Old Norse antecedent mjúkr meant ‘soft, pliant’ – leading on in due course to English ‘submissive’.
=> meek, midden
- muck (n.)
- mid-13c., "cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure," from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse myki, mykr "cow dung," Danish møg; from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- "soft." Meaning "unclean matter generally" is from c. 1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
- muck (v.)
- late 14c., "to dig in the ground," also "to remove manure," early 15c., "to spread manure, cover with muck," from muck (n.). Meaning "to make dirty" is from 1832; in the figurative sense, "to make a mess of," it is from 1886; to muck about "mess around" is from 1856. Related: Mucked; mucking.
- 1. The Prime Minister ac-cused opposition leaders of muck-raking.
- 2. This congealed muck was interfering with the filter.
- 3. Here's how to muck out.
- 4. He could smell muck and clean fresh hay.
- 5. He stamped off to muck out the pigsty.
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