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muddle

['mʌdl] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. путаница, неразбериха; беспорядок, беспорядочность

    2. путаница в голове; замешательство, смятение

  2. гл.

    1. мутить, взбалтывать; перемешивать

    2. = muddle up, = muddle about / around путать, запутывать; туманить; приводить в беспорядок

      1. тратить попусту, по-глупому; транжирить

      2. = muddle along / on делать кое-как, бестолково, неэффективно; портить

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muddle

['mʌdl]

v

  1. путать; вносить беспорядок

  2. сбивать с толку; путать (мысли)

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All the way to the sea, ancient structures rose like islands from the muddle of the lower streets.
До самого моря над паутиной узких кривых улочек островками возвышались старинные постройки.
Rollins, James / Judas StrainРоллинс, Джеймс / Печать Иуды
Печать Иуды
Роллинс, Джеймс
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
© С. Саксин, перевод, 2009
© ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", издание на русском языке, 2009
Judas Strain
Rollins, James
© 2007 by Jim Czajkowski
“But do you know” (Pyotr Stepanovitch was startled again) “we must talk things over thoroughly again so as not to get in a muddle.
- Однако знаете, - всполохнулся опять Петр Степанович, - надо бы опять поговорить толком, чтобы не сбиться.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Without a grand reorganization of the major political parties along ideological lines, Japan's domestic and foreign policies - including relations with the US - will remain a muddle.
Без значительной реорганизации основных политических партий в соответствии с идеологическими линиями, внутренняя и внешняя политика Японии - в том числе отношения с США - будет оставаться запутанной.
Matsumura, MasahiroМатсумура, Масахиро
тсумура, Масахиро
Матсумура, Масахир
tsumura, Masahiro
Matsumura, Masahir
Certain simple purposes emerged from the disingenuous muddle of her feelings and desires.
Несмотря на сумятицу чувств и желаний, в которой, может быть, она сама была повинна, Анна-Вероника поняла, что надо что-то предпринять.
Wells, Herbert George / Ann VeronicaУэллс, Герберт / Анна-Вероника
Анна-Вероника
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Ann Veronica
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
She has some sort of nervous fits, almost every day, and they are destroying her memory so that afterwards she forgets everything that's just happened, and is always in a muddle over time.
У ней какие-то припадки нервные, чуть не ежедневные, и ей память отбивают, так что она после них всё забывает, что сейчас было, и всегда время перепутывает.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Evidently Boo believed that for the immediate future I could muddle on without him.
Вероятно, Бу верил, что в ближайшем будущем я могу обойтись без него.
Koontz, Dean Ray / Odd HoursКунц, Дин / Ночь Томаса
Ночь Томаса
Кунц, Дин
© В. Вебер, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство Эксмо", 2009
Odd Hours
Koontz, Dean Ray
© 2008 by Dean Koontz
Who's going to work and care in a muddle like this?
Кто станет работать да еще думать о пользе общества?
Wells, Herbert George / KippsУэллс, Герберт / Киппс
Киппс
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Kipps
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells, 1905
Hie "false targets-flashes" technique could "muddle" a missile guiding device.
Метод "ложных мишеней - вспышек" может "запутать" устройство наведения ракеты.
In five minutes the picture was a formless, scarred muddle of colours.
Через пять минут чудесная картина превратилась в бесформенное пятно красок.
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard / The Light That FailedКиплинг, Джозеф Редьярд / Свет погас
Свет погас
Киплинг, Джозеф Редьярд
© "Издательство П. П. Сойкина", 1915
The Light That Failed
Kipling, Joseph Rudyard
© 2011 by Victorian Secrets
Finally, if you’re working on a larger, more confusing network at work, you find a few tips on how to muddle your way through if the network administrator still hasn’t returned from the deli down the street.
И наконец, если вы работаете в сети большой организации, в настоящей главе вы найдете несколько советов по организации эффективной работы.
Rathbone, Andy / Windows® XP For Dummies®Ратбон, Энди / Windows ХР для "чайников"
Windows ХР для "чайников"
Ратбон, Энди
© Компьютерное изд-во "Диалектика", 2002
© Hungry Minds, Inc., 2001
Windows® XP For Dummies®
Rathbone, Andy
© 2001 Hungry Minds, Inc.
"In fact, I could not gather much from what M. Stebelkov said," I added finally; "he talks in a sort of muddle ...and there is something, as it were, feather-headed about him...
- Вообще, я не мог многого извлечь из того, что говорил господин Стебельков, - заключил я о Стебелькове, - он как-то сбивчиво говорит... и как будто в нем что-то такое легкомысленное...
Достоевский, Фёдор / ПодростокDostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw Youth
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
Their dreams were dissipated, and the muddle, far from being cleared up, had become even more revoltingly incomprehensible.
Мечты разлетелись, а сумбур не только не выяснился, но стал еще отвратительнее.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
At last he got into a hopeless muddle.
В конце концов он совсем запутался.
Maugham, Somerset / Of Human BondageМоэм, Сомерсет / Бремя страстей человеческих
Бремя страстей человеческих
Моэм, Сомерсет
© "Издательство иностранной литературы", 1959
Of Human Bondage
Maugham, Somerset
© 1915, 1936 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
And it is at this stage that the muddle begins which no one can understand.
И вот здесь-то и начинается путаница, которую никто не понимает.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Here again we are faced with a difficult and thankless task – that of unravelling the “lost unbelievable muddle of facts and concepts.
Здесь перед нами опять вырастает трудная и неблагодарная задача распутывания самой невероятной путаницы фактов и понятий.
Плеханов, Г. В. / Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. ЛавровуPlekhanov, G. V. / Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Plekhanov, G. V.
Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. Лаврову
Плеханов, Г. В.
© Государственное издательство политической литературы, 1949 г.

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'mʌdlNounпутаница; неразбериха; беспорядок; беспорядочность

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Collocations

make a muddle of smth
перепутать что-л
make a muddle of smth
спутать
muddle of cards
"куча" карт
muddle of cards
затор карт
muddle through
кое-как, с грехом пополам довести дело до конца
muddle-head
бестолочь
muddle up
запутывать
muddle through
кантоваться
muddle up
перемешивать
muddle up
перепутывать
glorious muddle
страшная неразбериха
be in a muddle
быть в замешательстве
get muddled
перевирать
get mixed / muddled up
перемешиваться
muddled up
путаный

Word forms

muddle

verb
Basic forms
Pastmuddled
Imperativemuddle
Present Participle (Participle I)muddling
Past Participle (Participle II)muddled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I muddlewe muddle
you muddleyou muddle
he/she/it muddlesthey muddle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am muddlingwe are muddling
you are muddlingyou are muddling
he/she/it is muddlingthey are muddling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have muddledwe have muddled
you have muddledyou have muddled
he/she/it has muddledthey have muddled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been muddlingwe have been muddling
you have been muddlingyou have been muddling
he/she/it has been muddlingthey have been muddling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I muddledwe muddled
you muddledyou muddled
he/she/it muddledthey muddled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was muddlingwe were muddling
you were muddlingyou were muddling
he/she/it was muddlingthey were muddling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had muddledwe had muddled
you had muddledyou had muddled
he/she/it had muddledthey had muddled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been muddlingwe had been muddling
you had been muddlingyou had been muddling
he/she/it had been muddlingthey had been muddling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will muddlewe shall/will muddle
you will muddleyou will muddle
he/she/it will muddlethey will muddle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be muddlingwe shall/will be muddling
you will be muddlingyou will be muddling
he/she/it will be muddlingthey will be muddling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have muddledwe shall/will have muddled
you will have muddledyou will have muddled
he/she/it will have muddledthey will have muddled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been muddlingwe shall/will have been muddling
you will have been muddlingyou will have been muddling
he/she/it will have been muddlingthey will have been muddling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would muddlewe should/would muddle
you would muddleyou would muddle
he/she/it would muddlethey would muddle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be muddlingwe should/would be muddling
you would be muddlingyou would be muddling
he/she/it would be muddlingthey would be muddling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have muddledwe should/would have muddled
you would have muddledyou would have muddled
he/she/it would have muddledthey would have muddled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been muddlingwe should/would have been muddling
you would have been muddlingyou would have been muddling
he/she/it would have been muddlingthey would have been muddling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am muddledwe are muddled
you are muddledyou are muddled
he/she/it is muddledthey are muddled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being muddledwe are being muddled
you are being muddledyou are being muddled
he/she/it is being muddledthey are being muddled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been muddledwe have been muddled
you have been muddledyou have been muddled
he/she/it has been muddledthey have been muddled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was muddledwe were muddled
you were muddledyou were muddled
he/she/it was muddledthey were muddled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being muddledwe were being muddled
you were being muddledyou were being muddled
he/she/it was being muddledthey were being muddled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been muddledwe had been muddled
you had been muddledyou had been muddled
he/she/it had been muddledthey had been muddled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be muddledwe shall/will be muddled
you will be muddledyou will be muddled
he/she/it will be muddledthey will be muddled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been muddledwe shall/will have been muddled
you will have been muddledyou will have been muddled
he/she/it will have been muddledthey will have been muddled

muddle

noun
SingularPlural
Common casemuddlemuddles
Possessive casemuddle'smuddles'