bog down

phrasal verb

bogged down; bogging down; bogs down
: 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.
: to become stuck in wet ground
The car bogged down in the mud.
often used figuratively
The story bogs down after the second chapter.

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“Bog down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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