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muck

[mək]
(civil engineering)
Rock or earth removed during excavation.
(geology)
Dark, finely divided, well-decomposed, organic matter intermixed with a high percentage of mineral matter, usually silt, forming a surface deposit in some poorly drained areas.
(mining engineering)

muck

1. An organic soil of very soft consistency; also called muck soil.
2. Material to be excavated; clay, dirt, loam, stone, etc.
3. The material so excavated.
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If you want to muck around with 'hippy crack', laughing gas or helium balloons, you've got 50 years to play with them after your career is over.
Madonna, who is married to director Guy Ritchie, said: "I'm happy to muck around in a pair of a drawstring pants and wellies but my daughter gets angry because I go to school wearing my tracksuit.
You do not turn up late and you don't muck around. He will not stand for any s**t.
Gosden said: `` I wouldn't muck around next year, I would just see her as a lovely Oaks filly.
The A45 is a major trunk road and you can't muck around with it.
Don't dare muck about with my past - or I might have to muck around with your present.
You take it with a pinch of salt, especially as I've always liked a joke and to muck around.