- v. Simple past tense and past participle of muff.
“Therefore, it continues to be a backward pass -- it was muffed, which is touching the ball but not controlling it, referee”
“He felt, during that moment, like a drum-major who had "muffed" his baton on parade.”
“Gammire "muffed" the ball only twice, both times excusably, and”
“The persecution of Urbain Grandier and the sufferings of the Ursuline Abbess seem to me -- to use the old schoolboy word -- to be hopelessly "muffed"; and if any one will compare the accounts of the taking of the”
“Are you sure this was not some kind of muffed suicide attempt? ”
“Ryan Back to Leonhard for Sure-Handing Punts Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday that he will be going with sure-handed safety Jim Leonhard as his primary punt returner, a decision that came one day after return man Jeremy Kerley muffed a punt and continued New York's special-teams woes.”
“Seconds later in a fit of nerves, he muffed the snap count, jumped early and drew an ill-timed five-yard penalty.”
“—Rookie Jerrel Jernigan fumbled a punt and muffed another, but he eventually hauled in a difficult—and game-winning—two-point conversion for the Giants.”
“One has to remember that there is alot going on during the use of a pump gun and the follow up shot and/or quick shot on a second bird can be muffed by a short shuck or the recoil and manual manipulation of the action combination.”
“At the venerated university, Geisel doodled his way through a few classes, muffed social opportunities, and generally waited for the year to be over.”
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