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Detailed Synonyms for mire in English

mire:

mire [the ~] noun

  1. the mire
    the sludge; the mire; the mud
  2. the mire
    – a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot 1
    the slack; the mire; the quagmire; the morass; the quag
    – a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot 1
  3. the mire
    – a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from 1
    the mire
    – a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from 1
    • mire [the ~] noun
      • the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president1
      • caught in the mire of poverty1
  4. the mire
    – deep soft mud in water or slush 1
    the mire; the slop
    – deep soft mud in water or slush 1
    • mire [the ~] noun
    • slop [the ~] noun
      • they waded through the slop1

mire verb

  1. mire
    – soil with mud, muck, or mire 1
    mud; to muck; mire; to muck up
    – soil with mud, muck, or mire 1
    • mud verb
    • muck verb (mucks, mucked, mucking)
      • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden1
    • mire verb
    • muck up verb (mucks up, mucked up, mucking up)
  2. mire
    – be unable to move further 1
    mire; to get stuck; bog down; grind to a halt
    – be unable to move further 1
  3. mire
    – cause to get stuck as if in a mire 1
    mire; bog down
    – cause to get stuck as if in a mire 1
  4. mire
    – entrap 1
    to entangle; mire
    – entrap 1
    • entangle verb (entangles, entangled, entangling)
    • mire verb
      • Our people should not be mired in the past1

Related Words for "mire":

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Related Definitions for "mire":

  1. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot1
  2. a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from1
    • the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president1
    • caught in the mire of poverty1
  3. deep soft mud in water or slush1
  4. soil with mud, muck, or mire1
  5. be unable to move further1
  6. cause to get stuck as if in a mire1
    • The mud mired our cart1
  7. entrap1
    • Our people should not be mired in the past1