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mire

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 soft wet earth
  • played on a football field that was thick with mire

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2 spongy land saturated or partially covered with water
  • much of the land in that area is mire that cannot be developed

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3 a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape
  • an abused wife who was hopelessly stuck in a mire of emotional dependency

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mire

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of mire (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make dirty
  • the sight of the standard, which had emerged from the battle mangled and mired, still stirred the soldiers' hearts

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2 to place in conflict or difficulties
  • the case has been mired in probate court for years

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The first known use of mire was in the 14th century

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“Mire.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mire. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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