plural of mire

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 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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2 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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present tense third-person singular of mire

Synonyms & Antonyms of mires (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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“Mires.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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