muddled up

muddle up

1. To render something awkward, confusing, and disorderly; to obscure or obfuscate something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "muddle" and "up"; often used in passive constructions. The introduction of new tariffs is likely to further muddle up the already complicated relationship between the two countries. They muddled the contract up with all sorts of misleading, cryptic language. Our roles within the team have become so muddled up that we've largely given up the idea of job titles.
2. To mix something up (with something else). A noun or pronoun can be used between "muddle" and "up"; often used in passive constructions. They look so alike that I always muddle up their names up when I see them. I must have muddled the data points up when I was entering them into the system.
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muddled (up)

Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really muddled up!
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muddled (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’ve had a little too much muddler, I think. Anyway, I’m muddled.
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Once upon a time, there was a little girl who muddled up her letters and couldn't read, but she was good at painting and making things and make-believe.
So, one day, a wicked witch told her to find a less academic school and held her back a year and told her that people like her would never understand tricky letters that kept getting muddled up.
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At least, I think he got good feel muddled up with feelgood.
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