quagmire

Definitions:

  • Land with a soft muddy surface.
  • A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
  • To entangle or sink in or as in a quagmire.
  • Soft, wet, boggy land that trembles under the foot; a marsh; a bog; a fen.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Slough, Bog</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="marsh">marsh</internalXref>.
  • Soft, wet, miry land, which shakes or yields under the feet.
  • A <xref>swampy</xref>, <xref>soggy</xref> area of <xref>ground</xref>.
  • A <xref>perilous</xref>, mixed up and troubled situation; a hopeless <xref>tangle</xref>; a <xref>predicament</xref>.
  • a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
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