Definitions for MIREmaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)

    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

  2. slop, mire(noun)

    deep soft mud in water or slush

    "they waded through the slop"

  3. mire(verb)

    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"

  4. entangle, mire(verb)


    "Our people should not be mired in the past"

  5. mire, bog down(verb)

    cause to get stuck as if in a mire

    "The mud mired our cart"

  6. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire(verb)

    be unable to move further

    "The car bogged down in the sand"

  7. mire, muck, mud, muck up(verb)

    soil with mud, muck, or mire

    "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"


  1. Mire(v. t.)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mire(noun)

    an ant

  2. Mire(noun)

    deep mud; wet, spongy earth

  3. Mire(verb)

    to cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon

  4. Mire(verb)

    to soil with mud or foul matter

  5. Mire(verb)

    to stick in mire

  6. Origin: [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. mrr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.]

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