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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MULL OVER

But I've got to mull over it a little before it would make sense.

The third day my feet are not so weary, and while I iron I mull over ideas on women in industry.

Bab, however, had little time, little opportunity to mull over thoughts like these.

Couldn't you come now and mull over the alterations which you are going to make in your MS, and make them after you go back?

Never mind all that, Zizi said, impatiently, it wont get us anywhere to mull over that.

WORD ORIGIN

"ponder," 1873, perhaps from a figurative use of Middle English mullyn "grind to powder, pulverize," from molle "dust, ashes, rubbish" (c.1300), probably from Middle Dutch mul "grit, loose earth," related to mill (n.1). But Webster's (1879) defined it as "to work steadily without accomplishing much," which may connect it to earlier identical word in athletics sense of "to botch, muff" (1862). Related: Mulled; mulling.

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