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English noun: bog

1. bog (object) 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

Synonymspeat bog

Broader (hypernym)wetland

Narrower (hyponym)mire, morass, quag, quagmire, slack, slough

English verb: bog

1. bog (change) cause to slow down or get stuck

SamplesThe vote would bog down the house.

Synonymsbog down

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)slow, slow down, slow up

2. bog (change) get stuck while doing something

SamplesShe bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation.

Synonymsbog down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, break off, discontinue, stop

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