they muck along the street

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Lizzy89

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Italian - Italy
Hello everybody.
I'm reading an English book and I don't understand what "muck" mean in this case.
There are two people arguing while walking in the street. "They muck along the street, insulting each other". Is "muck" used in a figurative sense in this case, synonym of "insult, soil one's reputation"? I don't think they literally dirty the street...
Thank you very much.
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    To “muck around” with someone is to hang out or fool around with them, maybe getting up to things you shouldn’t. I imagine the meaning in your sentence is similar.
     
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