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Physical messPlay
The term often describes areas left dirty after an event with many people. SlideI volunteered to clean up the muck at the park post-concert.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Muck' suggests unpleasantness or something that should be removed. SlideThe abandoned lot was full of muck and debris.
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Figurative UsePlay
'Muck' can be used to describe a situation that is chaotic or troublesome. SlideThe project became a bureaucratic muck that hindered progress.