mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
deep soft mud in water or slush
"they waded through the slop"
a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
"the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president"; "caught in the mire of poverty"
"Our people should not be mired in the past"
mire, bog down(verb)
cause to get stuck as if in a mire
"The mud mired our cart"
grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire(verb)
be unable to move further
"The car bogged down in the sand"
mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)
soil with mud, muck, or mire
"The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
Hence: To stick or entangle; to involve in difficulties; -- often used in the passive or predicate form; as, we got mired in bureaucratic red tape and it took years longer than planned.
deep mud; wet, spongy earth
to cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon
to soil with mud or foul matter
to stick in mire
Origin: [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. mrr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mīr, n. deep mud.—v.t. to plunge and fix in mire: to soil with mud.—v.i. to sink in mud.—n. Mī′riness.—adj. Mī′ry, consisting of mire: covered with mire. [Ice. mýri, marsh.]
The numerical value of MIRE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of MIRE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Mire Hacia Las Estrellas. Look At The Stars.
The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he, by peddling second-rate technology, who led them into it in the first place.
I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves in the mire and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amid the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.
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