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〔 maIr 〕


〔 ˊmaiә 〕

Overview of noun mire

The noun mire has 3 senses

  • mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack -- (a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot)

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

  • 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

  • entangle, mire -- (entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past")

  • mire, bog down -- (cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart")

  • grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire -- (be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand")

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