muddy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v muddy up dirty with mud
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Usage

In literature:

Up a muddy river we pulled, led by our captain, with a hot scorching sun striking down on us.
"The Story of Nelson" by W.H.G. Kingston
He simply stood up in the water, rubbing the muddy fluid out of his eyes.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
They pulled up at last on the shores of the rushing, muddy Athabasca.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
If up or down grade, if the ground is muddy or heavy, or there are other causes which retard the gait, a reduction must be made.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The water, muddy beyond all chance of transparency, came up to their chests.
"The Hickory Limb" by Parker Fillmore
It is a muddy, dreary nest up here, among the dripping willows.
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
And I assume that he meant muddy places in the water that had been stirred up by bonefish.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
The muddy waters of the Missouri had already swallowed up two victims.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
The bottom was muddy and the water came up to their necks.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
The water at the stern was threshed into muddy foam, but the craft did not slide off the incline up which it had partly glided.
"Up the Forked River" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
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In poetry:

Adown the side she slanting rolled,
But her two arms convulsive hold
The precious baby tight;
She lets herself sublimely go,
And in the ditch's muddy flow
Stands up, in evil plight.
"The Child-Mother" by George MacDonald
Dawking now is sadly fearing
For the crowd's intelligence.
Joseph, skilled in engineering,
Full of pomp and sly pretence,
Still holds out the pleasing promise of that bridge whene'er he goes
Up to Wombat, patient Wombat, where the Muddy River flows.
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis

In news:

Both sides building up, but India's main supply route a muddy trail.
Conveyance lit up the muddy Churchill track Tuesday morning, turning in five furlongs in:59 4/5.
Snow plows were brought out to clear muddy piles of hail that were up to 4 feet high on Route 287 in Texas.
It's great to honour managers, but it would be even better to come up with an award for front-line workers, like the guys who climb into a hole filled with muddy water on a frigid winter day to fix a leak.
Internet lies muddy up the election process.
' Muddy Up 4 Kids' Mud Run.
It fell into water and dammed up in a muddy delta.
But in Vermont people fight to keep roads that freeze in winter, that turn into muddy sinkholes in spring, that kick up clouds of dust in summer, that gobble up shocks, mufflers and the occasional whole car.
To celebrate her 60th birthday, Debra Tenenbaum will climb up wooden walls and cargo nets, meander through muddy trenches, crawl under barbed-wire fences and charge through a field of live wires with up to 10,000 volts of electric shock.
With an opportunity to pick up a much-needed win Tuesday, the Saranac Lake boys soccer team battled for 100 minutes in the rain with Plattsburgh on a muddy Schroeter's Field.
Not only does it inhabit the water, but the creature can also breathe air through a pair of rudimentary lungs, allowing it clamor up on the muddy shore.
The District playoff picture will either clear up or become more muddied after this weekend.
Dubiously, you drive up a muddy, unmarked road potted with water-filled holes, park next to a worn army-surplus generator, poke your head into a metal farm building and peer down a corridor.
They went to try to get a read on how effective efforts to clean up last month's mineral oil spill on the Muddy River had been, but Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) staffers got more than they bargained for.
Towboats and barges continue to make their way up and down the muddy waters of the Missouri River thanks to the reopening of a 200-foot wide navigable channel maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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