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Meaning of mire

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
           [syn: {mire}, {quagmire}, {quag}, {morass}, {slack}]
      2: deep soft mud in water or slush; "they waded through the
         slop" [syn: {slop}, {mire}]
      3: 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"
      v 1: entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past" [syn:
           {entangle}, {mire}]
      2: cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
         [syn: {mire}, {bog down}]
      3: be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
         [syn: {grind to a halt}, {get stuck}, {bog down}, {mire}]
      4: soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt
         while playing ball in the garden" [syn: {mire}, {muck},
         {mud}, {muck up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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