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mire

mire

 
 
pronunciation:
maIr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: deep, heavy mud or soil.
The rain continued to pour and our car got stuck in the mire.
synonyms:
muck, sludge
similar words:
mud, ooze, quagmire
definition 2: a swampy area filled with such soil; bog.
It not easy to access the lake because the area around it is a mire.
synonyms:
bog, fen, marsh, morass, quagmire, swamp
similar words:
ooze, slough
definition 3: something that can entangle or entrap.
Do you really want to get involved in the mire of politics?
synonyms:
morass, quagmire
similar words:
maze, trap, web
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mired, mires, miring
definition 1: to cause to sink or stick in deep mud.
The car was mired, and we were forced to walk.
synonyms:
bog
similar words:
immobilize, sink in, stick
definition 2: to entangle or bog down with difficulties or problems.
The company was mired in a complex financial situation.
synonyms:
bog down, enmesh, entangle
similar words:
involve
definition 3: to dirty with mud or slime.
The dog mired his paws running down the muddy path.
synonyms:
muddy
similar words:
dirty, soil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to sink or stick fast in deep, heavy mud.
The heavy machinery mired and completing the work seemed impossible.
synonyms:
bog
similar words:
sink, stick
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