noun quick·sand \ˈkwik-ˌsand\

: deep, wet sand into which heavy objects sink easily

: a situation that is dangerous and difficult to escape from

Full Definition of QUICKSAND

:  sand readily yielding to pressure; especially :  a deep mass of loose sand mixed with water into which heavy objects readily sink
:  something that entraps or frustrates <lead poor people into consumerist quicksand — Robert Wright>

Examples of QUICKSAND

  1. freed from the quicksands of war
  2. <mired in the quicksand of credit card debt>

First Known Use of QUICKSAND

14th century


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