"miring" 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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