"mire" in the noun sense
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"
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" in the verb sense
1. entangle, mire
"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"
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