Definition of mire
(Entry 1 of 2)
1 : wet spongy earth (as of a bog or marsh) the mire is relieved only by small stretches of open dry forest — Saturday Review
2 : heavy often deep mud or slush The troops trudged onward through the mire.
3 : a troublesome or intractable situation found themselves in a mire of debt
Definition of mire (Entry 2 of 2)
1a : to cause to stick fast in or as if in mire The car was mired in the muck.
b : to hamper or hold back as if by mire : entangle The company has been mired in legal problems.
2 : to cover or soil with mire his mired boots
: to stick or sink in mire a road in which horses and wagons mired regularly— Edmund Arnold
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