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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mud·dle /ˈmʌdḷ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mud·dle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Muddled p. pr. & vb. n. Muddling ]
 1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water. [Obs.]
    He did ill to muddle the water.   --L'Estrange.
 2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
    Epicurus seems to have had brains so muddled and confounded, that he scarce ever kept in the right way.   --Bentley.
    Often drunk, always muddled.   --Arbuthnot.
 3. To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated. [R.]
    They muddle it [money] away without method or object, and without having anything to show for it.   --Hazlitt.
 4. To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mud·dle, v. i.
 1. To dabble in mud. [Obs.]
 2. To think and act in a confused, aimless way.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mud·dle, n. A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.
    We both grub on in a muddle.   --Dickens.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a confused multitude of things [syn: clutter, jumble, mare's
           nest, welter, smother]
      2: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a
         terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix,
          hole, jam, mess, pickle, kettle of fish]
      v 1: make into a puddle; "puddled mire" [syn: puddle]
      2: mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues" [syn: addle, puddle]