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1‘the papers seem to have got muddled up’
confuse, mix up, jumble, jumble up, disarrange, disorganize, disorder, disturb, throw into disorder, get into a tangle, scramble, mess up
be in (good) order
2‘I won't explain—it'll only muddle you’
bewilder, confuse, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, baffle, nonplus, mystify, confound, disorientate, disorient, befuddle, daze, addle
1‘the files are in a bit of a muddle’
mess, confusion, jumble, tangle, clutter, hotchpotch, mishmash, mare's nest, chaos, disorder, disarray, welter, disorganization
2‘a bureaucratic muddle’
bungle, mix-up, misunderstanding, mistake
informal hash, foul-up, screw-up
British informal car crash
North American informal snafu
vulgar slang fuck-up
British vulgar slang balls-up
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