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A computer-based text or virtual reality game which several players play at the same time, interacting with each other as well as with characters controlled by the computer.
1980s: from multi-user dungeon or multi-user dimension.
1[mass noun] Soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.‘ankle deep in mud, we squelched across a meadow’[as modifier] ‘mud huts’
mire, sludge, slush, ooze, silt, clay, gumbo, dirt, soilclartslobView synonyms
- ‘She doggedly regained her footing and ran on, brown, dirty mud splattered in her long midnight blue hair.’
- ‘First of all, allow me to wipe the mud off your boots - thank you.’
- ‘Frozen mud is caked on their boots and trousers, evidence of their late night rides.’
- ‘Her feet slid wildly across the slick mud covering the wall as she tried to find footholds.’
- ‘Looking around, he seemed to be in a mud brick hut.’
- ‘William looked down at the pond's floor and saw sticky mud everywhere.’
- ‘Clumps of dried mud caked his legs to above the knee.’
- ‘How do I clean mud off silk shoes?’
- ‘The thick, gooey mud stuck to everything and sapped the spirit.’
- ‘As I pulled my boat through knee-deep mud, a hard rain began to fall.’
- ‘The weather has turned foul and the boys are tramping through knee-deep mud.’
- ‘But for the buffalo, the year-round, knee-deep mud is simply glorious.’
- ‘With so much traffic on the track, it quickly turned to sticky, thick mud.’
- ‘The city is located on an island in the inland Niger delta, and is surrounded by mud brick walls.’
- ‘It is sadly the case that deep ruts filled with mud and water make such journeys very hazardous.’
- ‘(Low tide exposes the soft mud of the salt marsh.’
- ‘Her formerly blue jeans now looked black with all the dried mud and dirt.’
- ‘I left the battlefield with ancient mud caked to the bottom of my shoes.’
- ‘He had brushed the mud off his boots.’
- ‘The horse crashes through the fence and throws you into the deep wet mud.’
2Information or allegations regarded as damaging or scandalous.‘the two sides took over the local media to throw mud at each other’
- ‘People are a lot keener to throw mud when they can do it anonymously.’
- ‘Far easier to sling mud from a distance as some seem content to do.’
- ‘"She wanted to get back at the Japanese companies who had slung mud on her face.’
- ‘There are too many critics who revel in slinging mud and inflicting verbal pain.’
- ‘You throw enough mud it sticks and that's the name of the game.’
Late Middle English: probably from Middle Low German mudde.
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