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bog

bog

 
 
pronunciation:
bag [or] bawg
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an area of soft, wet earth and decayed vegetation; marsh.
Bogs are suitable for growing cranberries.
similar words:
marsh, mire, morass, quagmire, swamp
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: bogged, bogging, bogs
definition: to become or cause to be stuck or immobilized as in a bog (usu. fol. by down).
I got bogged down with errands this morning and didn't have time to go for my swim.Don't let all these worries bog you down; just keep moving toward your goal.We're trying to bring about change, but we're bogged down in bureaucratic paperwork.
similar words:
mire
derivations: boggish (adj.), boggy (adj.), bogginess (n.)
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