What does bog mean?

bog meaning in General Dictionary

To sink as into a bog to submerge in a bog to cause to sink and stick as with dirt and mire

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  • get trapped while performing anything
  • cause to slow down or get stuck
  • damp spongy floor of decomposing vegetation; features poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for gas
  • A quagmire filled with decayed moss as well as other vegetable matter; damp spongy surface in which much human anatomy is more likely to sink; a marsh; a morass.
  • somewhat elevated spot or clump of earth, origins, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
  • To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as with mud and mire.

bog meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1500, from Gaelic and Irish bogach "bog," from adjective bog "soft, wet," from PIE *bhugh-, from root *bheugh- "to flex" (see bow (v.)). Bog-trotter applied to the crazy Irish from 1670s.

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  • "to sink (some thing or someone) in a bog," c.1600, from bog (letter.). Intransitive usage from c.1800. Relevant: Bogged; bogging.

bog meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A quagmire full of decayed moss also vegetable matter; wet spongy ground in which a heavy human anatomy is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.

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  • (letter.) Some elevated place or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp.
  • (v. t.) To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; resulting in to sink and stick, like in mud and mire.

Sentence Examples with the word bog

Grapes are grown on the mountain sides, cranberries on the bog lands near the coast, and nuts in the S.E.

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