bog down

phrasal verb
bogged down; bogging down; bogs down

Definition of bog down

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 : 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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