Dictionary Results for mire


1. mire - noun

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

Synonym(s): quagmire, quag, morass, slack

Hypernym(s): bog, peat_bog




2. mire - noun

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

Synonym(s): slop

Hypernym(s): mud, clay




3. mire - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): difficulty




4. mire - verb

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

Synonym(s): entangle

Hypernym(s): involve




5. mire - verb

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

Synonym(s): bog_down




6. mire - verb

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

Synonym(s): grind_to_a_halt, get_stuck, bog_down

Hypernym(s): stand_still




7. mire - verb

· soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"

Synonym(s): muck, mud, muck_up

Hypernym(s): dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire





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