muff definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to do or deal with clumsily; bungle. See Synonyms at botch.
    • Sports To neglect to make (a catch).
    • to undertake awkwardly; to fumble; to are not able to hold, as a ball, in catching it.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To perform an act clumsily.
  • noun:
    • A clumsy or bungled activity.
    • Sports a deep failing in order to make a catch.
    • a little cylindrical fur or cloth address, open at both ends, where the arms are put for heat.
    • A cluster of feathers privately of face of specific varieties of fowl.
    • Vulgar Slang The vulva.
    • some fur or cloth, typically with open ends, employed for maintaining the fingers warm.
    • Female pubic locks; the vulva.
    • A blown cylinder of cup that is later flattened out to make a sheet.
    • The feathers sticking out from both sides of face beneath the beak of some wild birds.
    • one, a mistake.
    • shortened as a type of muffin.
    • A soft cover of cylindrical form, often of fur, donned by women to shield the hands from cool.
    • A short hollow cylinder surrounding an object, as a pipe.
    • A blown cylinder of cup that will be later flattened out to make a sheet.
    • A stupid fellow; a poor-spirited person.
    • A failure to put on a ball when once in the possession of.
    • The whitethroat.
    • A cover into which both of your hands might pushed so that all of them hot.
    • The whitethroat, Sylvia cinerea. Macgillirray. Additionally muffet.
    • A cylinder of blown glass prepared for slitting and distributing open in the flattening-furnace to make a plate.
    • A joiningtube or coupler for uniting two pipes end-to-end.
    • A simpleton; a stupid or weak-spirited individual.
    • An inefficient apprentice craftsman.
    • such a thing done in a clumsy or bungling style, as a negative stroke of play in a-game of basketball; specifically, in ball-playing, failure to put up a ball which comes into one's hands.
    • A lap or fleece of fibrous material, like the lap of waste cotton fiber, which is extracted from the comb of a combing-machine.
    • a warm tubular covering for hands
    • (recreations) losing the ball
  • verb:
    • In US soccer, to drop or mishandle the basketball, specially during a punt or kick-off.
    • By expansion, to mishandle any situation.
    • don't capture, since a ball
    • make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • others:
    • To mumble; speak indistinctly.
    • to do clumsily or badly; fail, such as some attempt in playing a-game; muddle; make chaos of.
    • particularly, in ball-playing, to neglect to hold (the baseball) when considering into the hands.
    • To act clumsily or badly, particularly in playing a game, as with obtaining a ball into one's hands and failing to hold it.

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