Baron Zhao
Any differences between"muck up"and "mess up"? When someone didn't do well in a speech,he would say"I mucked up my speech" but I wonder if it's okay when he said"I messed up my speech" and any diffenences between them?
Nov 7, 2017 12:04 PM
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In American English it is proper to say, "I messed up my speech." "Mucked up" would be informal. As a noun, "muck" refers to dirt, rubbish, or manure. As a verb, it means to mishandle something. It can also refer to cleaning out a barn and spreading the manure on a field.
November 7, 2017
There is no difference
November 7, 2017
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Baron Zhao
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