Muddle up – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To muddle up somebody or something (or muddle somebody or something up) is to get them, and their names, mixed up or confused in your mind.

Example of use:

1. Mrs Simpson’s sons all look alike and I keep muddling them up.

2. Our grandmother always muddles up our names!

To muddle up something (or muddle something up) is to make it an untidy mess, or put it in the wrong order.

Example of use:

1. Who has muddled up all my paperwork?

2. My English language books are muddled up with my history books. I need to tidy them up.

muddle (noun) – a muddle is:

  • a mix-up or a mistake;
  • or a confused mess;
  • or a state of confusion.
muddle up
present simple
muddle up and muddles up
-ing form
muddling up
past simple
muddled up
past participle
muddled up

Can you write a sentence with the phrasal verb ‘muddle up‘?

Are your English books or your study materials all muddled up?

Do you sometimes muddle up your friends’ names?

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