Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUCKING

Yes, you've taken to mucking your work—doing it in a most slovenly way.

But what's the good of my mucking about in a filthy uniform?

We got the idea from the British Tommy, only he calls it "mucking it."

"I don't mean to have any one else mucking around," growled Dunn in answer.

Roving and changing and mucking about in crowds—no; I was fed up with that when he sent me away to school.

The drillers did most of the mucking out of the heading before setting up the drills.

F—Time between completion of mucking and putting in first plate, spent in shoving the jacks back.

In mucking Bank 'Oliday biz; seems as though it was out of sheer spite.

Gob, that puts the bloody kybosh on it if old sloppy eyes is mucking up the show.

Look at your watch again and curse the mucking hombre de negocios who's holding up your big deal.