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bog down

Definition of bog down

  1. 1 :  to cause (something) to sink in wet ground <The mud bogged down the car.> <The car got bogged down in the mud.> —often used figuratively <It's easy to get bogged down in details.>

  2. 2 :  to become stuck in wet ground <The car bogged down in the mud.> —often used figuratively <The story bogs down after the second chapter.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  wet spongy ground

    :  a poorly drained usually acid area rich in accumulated plant material, frequently surrounding a body of open water, and having a characteristic flora (as of sedges, heaths, and sphagnum)

  1. :  to cause to sink into or as if into a bog :  impede, mire

  1. :  lavatory

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down: as

    :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down

    :  a complete play to advance the ball in football

  1. :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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