[n] informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
[n] a confused multitude of things
[v] mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
[v] make into a puddle; "puddled mire"
addle, clutter, fix, hole, jam, jumble, kettle of fish, mare's nest, mess, pickle, puddle, puddle, smother, welter