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

 muff /ˈmʌf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Muff n.
 1. A soft cover of cylindrical form, usually of fur, worn by women to shield the hands from cold.
 2. Mech. A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.
 3. Glass Manuf. A blown cylinder of glass which is afterward flattened out to make a sheet.
 4.  A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person. [Colloq.] “A muff of a curate.”
 5.  Baseball A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.
 6. Zool. The whitethroat. [Prov. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Muff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Muffed p. pr. & vb. n. Muffing.] To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a warm tubular covering for the hands
      2: (sports) dropping the ball [syn: fumble]
      v 1: fail to catch, as of a ball
      2: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
         we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
         passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble,
          botch up, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil,
          muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks,
          bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul
         up, mess up, fuck up]