Translation of muddle in Spanish:


lío, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌd(ə)l//ˈmədl/


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    lío masculine
    follón masculine Spain informal
    to be in a muddle estar liado / hecho un lío informal
    • to get into a muddle entreverarse
    • to get sth into a muddle liar / enredar algo
    • Where does this leave a poet who writes in his own muddles, creates his own errata?
    • If we attempt to separate these two according to outer procedures we shall end in a muddle.
    • But the bureaucratic muddle began after ministers farmed the project out to the Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities, the umbrella body for councils.
    • Buffy moved away from him, her thoughts all in a muddle.
    • Shaw, to give him his credit, is trying to sort the muddle out.
    • The whole affair was, he insisted, a "muddle rather than a fiddle".
    • The four great battles of Cassino brought to a head all the muddles and contradictions of the Italian campaign.
    • It is possible, as with most muddles in the world, that the answer lies in history.
    • Fast-moving fun for younger viewers, centring on Lizzie Forbes, whose overworked imagination often embroils her in misunderstandings, muddles and miscellaneous mayhem.
    • Henry got himself into a hopeless muddle about his sublet offices.
    • But Mr Ekins said he thought the Government's transport policy was in a muddle.
    • Somehow, expenses muddles are tolerated in the Commons, where it is considered rather indecent to question what members do with their cash.
    • They'll quickly realise that their things can't be found in a muddle, or that clothes don't walk to the washing machine on their own.
    • True, there were muddles and ostrich-like behaviour.
    • Still, I certainly and completely understand why you're all in a muddle.
    • Despite the muddles of his campaign, his message won him nearly 49% of the votes.
    • Apart from my methodological muddles, what should we make of the oscillations in fossil diversity?
    • Talking through teeth gritted against the gelid wind, we converse in a muddle of French, English and Arabic.
    • He'd assembled a Catalogue of Printed Books at Middle Hill, but it seemed a hopeless muddle.
    • Our patient is crowned king and expected to sort out this delightfully convoluted muddle.
    • Most of them were muddles, rather than deliberately murderous delinquencies.
    • Firstly, she sorted out a problem I referred to her about muddles with my mum's pension credit.
    • Small firms are choking to death in a planning process increasingly marked by bureaucratic muddle and delay.
    • She recently had a call from an ex-foster child who said, ‘I've rung to talk to you about my worries and muddles because I could always talk to you.’
    • I've had flu since Friday, in a muddle of tissues and lying down, drowsily watching DVDs, and no appetite.
    • She dares us to dress down, to strip ourselves of our illusions and to acknowledge that, for most of the time, we live life in a muddle and ‘that every hour contains at least a moment of bewilderment or worse’.
    • But the situation is, frankly, in a muddle right now.
    • After all, a similar impetus fuelled the expansion of the public libraries and made them what they were before they lost their way in a muddle of video tapes, CDs and computer programs.
    • In other hands it would dissolve into a hopeless muddle of ideas.
    • Willy-nilly and no doubt unwillingly, he is then drawn into the fight; in an instant the man in the middle has become the man in a muddle and nothing at all has been achieved.
    • The mayor is willing to get right in the middle of a bureaucratic muddle - to wade right in and say no to people.
    • Npower has now sorted out the muddle, apologised to you and sent you a goodwill payment.
    • Here in India, especially in relatively small cities like Dehra Doon, it feels like half magic a lot of the time and the only way to live through the muddles is to be determined to find them funny.
    • Even if, like me, you think the polls are often in a muddle, they do tell a consistent story on economic management.
    • What often becomes shockingly obvious is that the garden is in a muddle.
    • At times it thinks it's a caper movie/thriller and on other occasions it wants to be seen as a comedy, but since it never commits to either approach, it ends up in a muddle.
    • He says: ‘Ordinary events got Jennings in a muddle and we can identify with these.’
    • It was all well intentioned but that's the old muddle.

transitive verb