bog

You'd be pretty soggy by morning if you accidentally set your tent up in a bog. A bog is a swampy kind of ground made up mostly of decomposing plants and mosses.

Nothing can be built on a bog because the ground is so spongy and damp, and no crops can be grown there. The dried soil from a bog can, however, be dried and burned for fuel. A figurative bog is anything that you tend to get stuck in, like a bog of health problems. Things can also "bog you down", or slow you down literally or figuratively, like when your homework bogs you down so you can't enjoy the weekend.

Primary Meanings of bog

1.
n
wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
2.
v
cause to slow down or get stuck
Full Definitions of bog
1

n wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel

Synonyms:
peat bog
Types:
mire, morass, quag, quagmire, slack
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
slough
a hollow filled with mud
Type of:
wetland
a low area where the land is saturated with water
2

v cause to slow down or get stuck

“The vote would bog down the house”
Synonyms:
bog down
Type of:
slow, slow down, slow up
cause to proceed more slowly

v get stuck while doing something

“She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation”
Synonyms:
bog down
Type of:
break, break off, discontinue, stop
prevent completion

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