Translation of muddle in Spanish:

muddle

lío, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmədl//ˈmʌd(ə)l/

noun

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    lío masculine
    follón masculine Spain informal
    to be in a muddle estar (todo) revuelto / desordenado
    • to get into a muddle desordenarse
    • to get sth into a muddle liar / enredar algo
    • 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.’
    • Talking through teeth gritted against the gelid wind, we converse in a muddle of French, English and Arabic.
    • Henry got himself into a hopeless muddle about his sublet offices.
    • It was all well intentioned but that's the old muddle.
    • The four great battles of Cassino brought to a head all the muddles and contradictions of the Italian campaign.
    • Apart from my methodological muddles, what should we make of the oscillations in fossil diversity?
    • Despite the muddles of his campaign, his message won him nearly 49% of the votes.
    • True, there were muddles and ostrich-like behaviour.
    • Firstly, she sorted out a problem I referred to her about muddles with my mum's pension credit.
    • Most of them were muddles, rather than deliberately murderous delinquencies.
    • Small firms are choking to death in a planning process increasingly marked by bureaucratic muddle and delay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Shaw, to give him his credit, is trying to sort the muddle out.
    • I've had flu since Friday, in a muddle of tissues and lying down, drowsily watching DVDs, and no appetite.
    • 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.
    • But Mr Ekins said he thought the Government's transport policy was in a muddle.
    • 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.
    • In other hands it would dissolve into a hopeless muddle of ideas.
    • Somehow, expenses muddles are tolerated in the Commons, where it is considered rather indecent to question what members do with their cash.
    • He says: ‘Ordinary events got Jennings in a muddle and we can identify with these.’
    • Still, I certainly and completely understand why you're all in a muddle.
    • The mayor is willing to get right in the middle of a bureaucratic muddle - to wade right in and say no to people.
    • 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.
    • It is possible, as with most muddles in the world, that the answer lies in history.
    • But the situation is, frankly, in a muddle right now.
    • 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’.
    • He'd assembled a Catalogue of Printed Books at Middle Hill, but it seemed a hopeless muddle.
    • 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.
    • Fast-moving fun for younger viewers, centring on Lizzie Forbes, whose overworked imagination often embroils her in misunderstandings, muddles and miscellaneous mayhem.
    • Our patient is crowned king and expected to sort out this delightfully convoluted muddle.
    • The whole affair was, he insisted, a "muddle rather than a fiddle".
    • Where does this leave a poet who writes in his own muddles, creates his own errata?
    • Buffy moved away from him, her thoughts all in a muddle.
    • Npower has now sorted out the muddle, apologised to you and sent you a goodwill payment.

transitive verb

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    • When I made my witness statement I was muddled in the accounts which I gave in paragraph 6 and paragraph 8.
    • Many rabid political partisans are so thin-skinned that any unfavorable truth about their heroes muddles their thinking.
    • Although he is clear about the present nature of barbarism, he is rather muddled about his conception of socialism.
    • What is especially disappointing is that the whole election is in danger of becoming just another popularity contest, as many of the candidates have muddled their stances beyond recognition.
    • Time is indeed of the essence: the wall is muddling the USA's ‘Roadmap,’ and organized resistance has begun.
    • Must have been the oncoming cold muddling my brain.
    • The problem with this definition of expectations is that it muddles customers' judgments and their estimates of probability.
    • Ridley's erudition, for me, often muddles his message.
    • ‘This cannot be, you died,’ she said in a small voice, confusion muddling her face.
    • I cursed my hormonal body for muddling up my thinking.
    • Liberals gravitate toward the gray to muddy the waters, to muddle people's thinking.
    • Further muddling the message is what's included in the bonus materials.
    • However, I do not want to further muddle an already confusing issue with what, for most of us, are technicalities.
    • Mechanics is mathematicians trying to be physicists, but not quite managing it and just muddling me.
    • All this action does is muddle the faithful and bring the faith into needless disrepute.
    • But by using hyperbole and muddling the difference between repressive regimes and the imperfections of democracy, Amnesty's spokesmen put its authority at risk.
    • I wonder if you could clarify for our viewers in the United States and around the world exactly what your position is because it's sort of been muddled by various reports.
    • I had taken in too many impressions; too many thoughts muddled my mind.
    • The Commerce Committee, even though it refrained from making a recommendation, has pointed out that the passage of this law would just add confusion to an already muddled area.
    • Unfortunately their findings were muddled in a story last week on the BBC News Online website - an error pounced on by politicians anxious to defend an important Scottish industry.
    • I'm just following my somewhat muddled thoughts where they take me.
    • I had even put in soft lenses, which always hurt so badly, so that I didn't have to have glasses muddling up my face.
    • You sensed it all along, but the knowledge was hopelessly muddled by the inherent drive to author new life.
    • My more muddled position is that bringing Paine's words and ideas into our world is like trying to plant cut flowers.
    • We believe it has got it all hopelessly muddled; it is unlikely to agree.
    • I felt that this muddles the clarity of what they are both trying to say.
    • To continue to seek bipartisan consensus on legislation muddles the debate and squanders an opportunity to create a record of difference between the parties for 2002 and 2004.
    • His efforts are in vain, however, as he only succeeds in muddling the central story while completely disengaging us from the characters on the screen.
    • She shook her head, the strange conversation muddling her thoughts.
    • This confusion muddles a key point about contemporary American life.
    • His thoughts were muddled with emotions, and he wasn't sure of anything.
    • The tale is muddled in its telling, with a clutter of secondary characters.
    • For a number of years I've been muddling in the mire of trying to figure out who and what I am in relation to church, denomination, God etc.
    • In fact, the Penguins muddled to a sixth place finish in the regular season standings with a .500 record to become one of eight playoff qualifiers.
    • He might have got it slightly muddled up from time to time, but he always knew.
    • That would preclude idiots from muddling around in areas they have no knowledge of.
    • In trying to explain the complex mythological system of the show, all the creators have done is muddle an already chaotic mess.
    • Although a problem in computer ethics may seem clear initially, a little reflection reveals a conceptual muddle.
    • He was still muddled in his thoughts when the servants took away the last course - mostly untouched, as the silence and sobriety had damaged everyone's appetite.
    • After muddling around for a few days, he comes out fully in favor of the government's position and vows to endorse whatever the government proposes in relation to boat people.
    • I'm just muddling around here like an ant in a potplant, not always realizing there are larger things out there than my little world.
    • As an essayist, he's often contradictory and more than a bit muddled.
    • Getting into that whole cluster would become very confusing quickly, since we've got overlapping issues, aside from Vietnam muddling up the mix.
    • I was so muddled at the thought that he had almost kissed me that the words never registered.
    • Paul snapped to attention, Tessa muddling his thoughts.
    • The problem here is the same as it's always been: too many conflicting backstories for the character either muddles the plot along the way, or it mucks up the ending [guess which one we're at now].
    • The two teams certainly entered into the seasonal spirit, if a little confusion muddled the role-playing.