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bog

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noun \ˈbäg, ˈbȯg\

Definition of bog

  1. geography :  wet spongy ground; especially :  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)

boggy

play \ˈbä-gē, ˈbȯ-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of bog

Middle English (Scots), from Scottish Gaelic & Irish bog- (as in bogluachair bulrushes), from bog marshy, literally, soft, from Middle Irish bocc; probably akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow


First Known Use: 14th century


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bog

verb

Definition of bog

bogged

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bogging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to sink into or as if into a bog (see 1bog) :  impede, mire —usually used with down a car that had gotten bogged down in the mud easy to get bogged down in the details

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become impeded or stuck —usually used with down Extra demand can cause the system to bog down.

Origin and Etymology of bog

see 1bog


First Known Use: 1599


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bog

noun

Definition of bog

British

  1. :  lavatory 2

Origin and Etymology of bog

short for boghouse, from British argot bog to defecate


First Known Use: circa 1789



BOG Defined for Kids

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bog

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noun \ˈbäg, ˈbȯg\

Definition of bog for Students

  1. :  wet spongy ground that is usually acid and found next to a body of water (as a pond)


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bog

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verb

Definition of bog for Students

bogged

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bogging

  1. :  to sink or stick fast in or as if in a bog The car bogged down in the road. I got bogged down in my work.



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