Definition of Bog

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Peat Bog
Specialized synonyms: Mire, Morass, Quag, Quagmire, Slack, Slough
Generic synonyms: Wetland
Derivative terms: Boggy

2. Verb. Cause to slow down or get stuck. "The vote would bog down the house"
Exact synonyms: Bog Down
Generic synonyms: Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up

3. Verb. Get stuck while doing something. "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
Exact synonyms: Bog Down
Generic synonyms: Break, Break Off, Discontinue, Stop

Definition of Bog

1. n. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass.

2. v. t. To sink, as into a bog; to submerge in a bog; to cause to sink and stick, as in mud and mire.

Definition of Bog

1. Noun. An expanse of marshland. ¹

2. Noun. (Ireland British New Zealand coarse slang) A toilet. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive informal) To become (figuratively or literally) mired or stuck. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive British informal) To make a mess of something. ¹

5. Verb. (euphemistic slang British with "off") To go away. ¹

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Definition of Bog

1. to impede [v BOGGED, BOGGING, BOGS] - See also: impede

Medical Definition of Bog

1. A quagmire covered with grass or other plants, wet, spongy ground, a small marsh, plant community on wet, very acid peat. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bog

boeuf Bourguignonne
boeuf fondu bourguignon
bog (current term)
bog asphodel
bog aster
bog bilberries
bog bilberry
bog brush
bog candles
bog down
bog hemp
bog in
bog iron
bog iron ore
bog kalmia

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