deep mire


deep mire
deep mud, quagmire, predicament

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Mire — Mire, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m?rr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.] Deep mud; wet, spongy earth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He his rider from the lofty steed Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mire crow — Mire Mire, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m?rr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.] Deep mud; wet, spongy earth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He his rider from the lofty steed Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mire drum — Mire Mire, n. [OE. mire, myre; akin to Icel. m?rr swamp, Sw. myra marshy ground, and perh. to E. moss.] Deep mud; wet, spongy earth. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He his rider from the lofty steed Would have cast down and trod in dirty mire. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mire — [maıə US maır] n [U] literary [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: myrr] 1.) deep mud ▪ The wheels got stuck in the mire. 2.) the mire a bad or difficult situation that you cannot seem to escape from = ↑quagmire ▪ The Party sank deeper into the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mire — [mīr] n. [ME < ON myrr, akin to mosi,MOSS] 1. an area of wet, soggy ground; bog 2. deep mud; wet, soggy earth; slush vt. mired, miring 1. to cause to get stuck in or as in mire 2. to soil or splatter with mud or …   English World dictionary

  • mire — 1 noun (U) literary 1 drag sb s name through the mire to talk about someone publicly in a way that brings shame on them 2 in/into the mire more and more deeply involved in problems: The Party sank deeper into the mire of conflict. 3 deep mud 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mire — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse mȳrr; akin to Old English mōs marsh more at moss Date: 14th century 1. wet spongy earth (as of a bog or marsh) 2. heavy often deep mud or slush 3. a troublesome or intractable situation < found… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mire — /muyeur/, n., v., mired, miring. n. 1. a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh. 2. ground of this kind, as wet, slimy soil of some depth or deep mud. v.t. 3. to plunge and fix in mire; cause to stick fast in mire. 4. to involve;… …   Universalium

  • mire — /ˈmaɪə / (say muyuh) noun 1. a piece of wet, swampy ground. 2. ground of this kind; wet, slimy soil of some depth, or deep mud. –verb (mired, miring) –verb (t) 3. to plunge and fix in mire; cause to stick fast in mire. 4. to involve in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • mire — [[t]maɪər[/t]] n. v. mired, mir•ing 1) an area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh 2) ground of this kind, as deep mud 3) to cause to stick in mire 4) to involve; entangle 5) to soil with mire 6) to sink or stick in mire • Etymology: 1300–50; ME… …   From formal English to slang


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