HyperDic: mire

English > 7 senses of the word mire:
NOUNobjectmire, quagmire, quag, morass, slacka soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
substancemire, slopdeep soft mud in water or slush
statemirea difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
VERBstativemire, entangleentrap
motionmire, bog downcause to get stuck as if in a mire
motionmire, grind to a halt, get stuck, bog downbe unable to move further
contactmire, muck, mud, muck upsoil with mud, muck, or mire
mire > pronunciation
Soundsmay'er; may'r
Rhymesacquire ... wire: 63 rhymes with ayer...
admire ... wire: 34 rhymes with ayr...
English > mire: 7 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.
Synonymsquagmire, quag, morass, slack
Broaderbog, peat bogwet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation
Spanishbarrizal, cenagal, ciénaga, fangal, lodacero, lodazal, moca, pantano, tolla, tremedal
Catalanfangar, fanguera, fanguissar, pantà, zona pantanosa
Adjectivesmiry(of soil) soft and watery
Verbsmiresoil with mud, muck, or mire
mirebe unable to move further
mirecause to get stuck as if in a mire
English > mire: 7 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningDeep soft mud in water or slush.
Synonymslop
Broadermud, claywater soaked soil
Spanishbarrizal, fangal, lodazal
English > mire: 7 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from.
Examples
  • "the country is still trying to climb out of the mire left by its previous president"
  • "caught in the mire of poverty"
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
English > mire: 7 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningentrap.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"Our people should not be mired in the past"
Synonymentangle
BroaderinvolveEngage as a participant
Spanishconfundir, embrollar, enredar
English > mire: 7 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to get stuck as if in a mire.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The mud mired our cart"
Synonymbog down
Cause togrind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mireBe unable to move further
Similar togrind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mireBe unable to move further
Spanishatascar
Catalanembussar
Nounsmirea soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
English > mire: 7 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningBe unable to move further.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsgrind to a halt, get stuck, bog down
Caused bymire, bog downCause to get stuck as if in a mire
Broaderstand stillRemain in place
Similar tomire, bog downCause to get stuck as if in a mire
Spanishabarrancarse
Nounsmirea soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
English > mire: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningSoil with mud, muck, or mire.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsmuck, mud, muck up
Broaderdirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemiremake soiled, filthy, or dirty
Nounsmirea soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

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