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mire meaning and definition

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MIRE noun

Definition of mire (noun)

  1. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  2. deep soft mud in water or slush
    • "they waded through the slop"
    • synonyms: slop
  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"

MIRE verb

Definition of mire (verb)

  1. entrap
    • "Our people should not be mired in the past"
    • synonyms: entangle
  2. cause to get stuck as if in a mire
    • "The mud mired our cart"
    • synonyms: bog down
  3. be unable to move further
  4. soil with mud, muck, or mire
    • "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
    • synonyms: muck, muck up, mud
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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