Synonyms for mire


1. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack, bog, peat bog
usage: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
2. slop, mire, mud, clay
usage: deep soft mud in water or slush; "they waded through the slop"
3. mire, difficulty
usage: 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"


1. entangle, mire, involve
usage: entrap; "Our people should not be mired in the past"
2. mire, bog down
usage: cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
3. grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mire, stand still
usage: be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
4. mire, muck, mud, muck up, dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire
usage: soil with mud, muck, or mire; "The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden"
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