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mire

noun

1 mire

A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.

synonyms: morass, quag, quagmire, slack.

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Dutch: aanslibbing, moeras, slib, slik



2 mire

Deep soft mud in water or slush.

synonym: slop.

Dutch: moeras

3 mire

A difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from.

verb

1 mire

Entrap:
— Our people should not be mired in the past.

synonym: entangle.

2 mire

Cause to get stuck as if in a mire:
— The mud mired our cart.

synonym: bog down.

Dutch: ondersneeuwen

3 mire

Be unable to move further.

synonyms: bog down, get stuck, grind to a halt.

Dutch: haperen, horten, stokken, vastliggen, vaststaan

4 mire

Soil with mud, muck, or mire.

synonyms: muck, muck up, mud.


Moby thesaurus: adhere, baygall, befoul, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmirch, besmoke, blacken, bog, bog down, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, cesspool, clay, cleave, cling, cloaca ... show more.

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