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 (see 1bog) :  impede, mire

  1. :  lavatory

  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

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

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  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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