[mahyuh r] /maɪər/
a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh.
ground of this kind, as wet, slimy soil of some depth or deep mud.
verb (used with object), mired, miring.
to plunge and fix in mire; cause to stick fast in mire.
to involve; entangle.
to soil with mire; bespatter with mire.
verb (used without object), mired, miring.
to sink in mire or mud; stick.
a boggy or marshy area
mud, muck, or dirt
to sink or cause to sink in a mire
(transitive) to make dirty or muddy
(transitive) to involve, esp in difficulties
c.1300, from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse myrr “bog, swamp”), from Proto-Germanic *miuzja- (cf. Old English mos “bog, marsh”), from PIE *meus- “damp” (see moss).
c.1400, in figurative sense of “to involve in difficulties,” from mire (n.). Literal sense is from 1550s. Related: Mired; miring.
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