muddy

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muddy(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (covered in mud)
a. embarrado
The children didn't wipe their feet when they came in from the rain and now the carpet is muddy.Los niños no limpiaron sus zapatos después de caminar bajo la lluvia y ahora la alfombra está embarrada.
b. enlodado
Leave your muddy boots outside.Deja las botas enlodadas afuera.
c. lleno de barro
Marcela came in from the garden with muddy hands.Marcela regresó del jardín con las manos llenas de barro.
2. (full of mud)
a. turbio
The stream is muddy today because of last night's storm.El arroyo está turbio hoy por la tormenta de anoche.
3. (dull)
a. terroso (skin)
The nutritionist told me to eat papaya to clear up my muddy complexion.La nutricionista me dijo que comiera papaya para aclarar mi tez terrosa.
b. sucio
Why does no one write songs about muddy green eyes?¿Por qué nadie escribe canciones sobre los ojos verde sucio?
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(confused)
a. confuso
That book has some muddy ideas that could be misunderstood.Ese libro tiene algunas ideas confusas que se podrían malinterpretar.
b. poco claro
They should recount the votes; the results were quite muddy.Deberían contar los votos de nuevo; los resultados fueron muy poco claros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to make muddy)
a. llenar de barro
The dog muddied the carpet with his dirty paws.El perro llenó la alfombra de barro con sus patas sucias.
b. manchar de barro
A passing car muddied Cristina's dress.Un coche que pasaba manchó de barro el vestido de Cristina.
6. (to make unclear)
a. enturbiar
The heavy rain muddied the river.La fuerte lluvia enturbió el río.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to make confused)
a. enredar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
By giving irrelevant information, the author just muddied the issue.Al dar información irrelevante, el autor sólo enredó el asunto.
b. enturbiar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
That politician is saying all that only to muddy things and create discord.Ese político dice todo eso solo para enturbiar las cosas y crear discordia.
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muddy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (path)
a. embarrado(a), enfangado(a)
2. (water)
a. turbio(a)
3. (jacket, hands)
a. lleno(a) de barro
4. (color, complexion)
a. terroso(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (general)
a. manchar de barro
6. (fig)
a.
to muddy the watersenturbiar el asunto
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muddy [ˈmʌdɪ]
adjective
muddier (comparative)muddiest (superlative)
1 (covered in mud) [+clothes, hands, floor, carpet, track, field] lleno de barro; embarrado; [+water, stream] turbio
I won't come in; I'm all muddy don't get my nice clean floor all muddy!
2 (dull) [+brown, green] sucio; [+skin, complexion] terroso
3 (confused) [+ideas, thinking] confuso; poco claro
transitive verb
1 (make dirty) [+floor, carpet] llenar de barro; [+hands, dress] manchar de barro; [+water, stream] enturbiar
2 (make confused)
to muddy the issue confundir el tema or la cuestión; enredar las cosas
to muddy the waters confundir el tema or la cuestión; enredar las cosas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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