To make turbid or muddy. To mix confusedly; jumble. To confuse or befuddle (the mind), as with alcohol. See Synonyms at confuse. To mismanage or bungle. To stir or mix (a drink) gently. To think, act, or proceed in a confused or aimless manner: muddled along through my high-school years. A disordered condition; a mess or jumble. Mental confusion. muddle through To push on to a favorable outcome in a disorganized way.