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Overview of noun mire

The noun mire has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack

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

2. slop, mire

(deep soft mud in water or slush; "they waded through the slop")

3. mire

(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")

Overview of verb mire

The verb mire has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. entangle, mire

(entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past")

2. mire, bog down

(cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart")

3. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire

(be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand")

4. mire, muck, mud, muck up

(soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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