Noun(1) a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot(2) deep soft mud in water or slush(3) a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
Verb(1) entrap(2) cause to get stuck as if in a mire(3) be unable to move further(4) soil with mud, muck, or mire
(1) Until there is a real far-reaching agenda that will stop Scotland's economy sinking ever further into the mire , nothing will really change.(2) Scottish Saltires prop up the table but Yorkshire and Kent are just above them with 20 points each and whoever loses tonight will sink even deeper into the mire .(3) It has been likened to the lotus, whose exquisite, fragrant blossom grows out of the muck and mire .(4) He was swamped in it, slowly sinking in to the mire of documents and decisions he could no longer even think of how to make.(5) When a British Prime Minister's future is in mortal danger, in the face of grave threats at home and abroad, he needs a clear-headed strategy, a consistent line of argument and a convincing front-man to pull him out of the mire .(6) It did eventually sink into a murky mire of sickening sentimentality that left me feeling nauseous, but hey, that's just me.(7) The rays of light coming in through the occasional window were clouded with dust and mire , bathing the stairwell in an eerie glow.(8) As enlightened artists of all types will attest, it's harder to draw simply, to play slowly, to move cleanly, than to mire things in complexity.(9) Today we have a bog, a long squelching sodden mire .(10) The muck and mire are long gone, and the golf course looks much the same as it did on opening day.(11) What we get at the other end is a drunk, disillusioned rock star (in fact and fiction) who drinks far too much and seems sunk in a permanent mire of melancholy.(12) Mary was still sunk in the mire of her own grief and no amount of reasoning would help to get her out of it.(13) But are we really expected to fall for it after just one understated budget that took some very small steps out of the mire into which the coalition partners have sunk themselves in recent years.(14) He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire ; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.(15) During the past six months advantage has been taken so much of the drainage grant in Erris that hundreds of acres of swamp and mire have been converted into prime grazing and crop-raising land.(16) The mire into which Scottish rugby has sunk is only going to get deeper.
1. swamp ::
2. mud ::
3. mess ::
4. slop ::
5. quag ::
6. bog down ::
7. entangle ::
8. grind to a halt ::
9. mud ::
Different Formsmire, mired, mires, miring
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