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bog

 (bôg, bŏg)
n.
1.
a. An area having a wet, spongy, acidic substrate composed chiefly of sphagnum moss and peat in which characteristic shrubs and herbs and sometimes trees usually grow.
b. Any of certain other wetland areas, such as a fen, having a peat substrate. Also called peat bog.
2. An area of soft, naturally waterlogged ground.
3. Chiefly British Slang A restroom or toilet.
v. bogged, bog·ging, bogs
v.tr.
1. To cause to sink in a bog: The bus got bogged down in the muddy road.
2. To hinder or slow: The project got bogged down in haggling about procedures.
v.intr.
To be hindered and slowed.

[Irish Gaelic bogach, from bog, soft; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.]

bog′gi·ness n.
bog′gy adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.boggy - (of soil) soft and wateryboggy - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

boggy

adjective marshy, muddy, waterlogged, spongy, swampy, soft, yielding, fenny, oozy, miry, quaggy a green patch at the far end of a boggy field
Translations
مُسْتَنْقَعي، سَبَخ
bahnitýmočálovitý
mÿrlendur

boggy

[ˈbɒgɪ] ADJ (boggier (compar) (boggiest (superl))) → pantanoso

boggy

[ˈbɒgi] adj [ground] → marécageux/euse

boggy

adj (+er) groundsumpfig, morastig

boggy

[ˈbɒgɪ] adjpaludoso/a

bog

(bog) noun
very wet ground; marsh.
ˈboggy adjective
boggy ground.
be bogged down
to be hindered in movement; to be prevented from making progress. The tractor is bogged down in the mud.
References in classic literature ?
A boggy, soggy, squitchy picture truly, enough to drive a nervous man distracted.
I looked again, and saw him standing in the middle of a boggy Stygian fen, surrounded by devils, and he had found his bounds without a doubt, three little stones, where a stake had been driven, and looking nearer, I saw that the Prince of Darkness was his surveyor.
They stumbled into wet, boggy places; they got all tangled up in thick convolvulus-runners; they scratched themselves on thorns, and twice they nearly lost the medicine-bag in the under-brush.
We did so, and at the end of a few hundred yards lost the tracks as we emerged from the boggy portion of the moor.
She always went by way of the swamp; it was a lovely place -- a boggy soil, green with the greenest of mossy hillocks; a silvery brook meandered through it and spruces stood erectly, their boughs a-trail with gray-green mosses, their roots overgrown with all sorts of woodland lovelinesses.
With his horizon all his own, yet he a poor man, born to be poor, with his inherited Irish poverty or poor life, his Adam's grandmother and boggy ways, not to rise in this world, he nor his posterity, till their wading webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria to their heels.
Since wetland habitats in our islands have been decimated, life is getting more difficult for creatures who need water and boggy places to survive.
Since wetland habitats in our islands have been decimated - soggy pastures drained, ditches and water courses filled in - life has become increasingly difficult for creatures who need water and boggy places to survive.
Even if you don't want a pond, E perhaps because of child safety, it's easy to make a boggy area in the garden.
Even if you don't want a pond, perhaps because of child safety, it's easy to make a boggy area in the garden.
Whatever we can do to redress the balance, whether it be creating pond or making a boggy area, it is going to help.
Festive lanterns, an age-old feature of Ramadan in this mostly Muslim country, have this year hit the local market taking the shapes of popular Egyptian puppets such as Boggy and Tamtam, two protagonists in a TV series that was aired in the 1980s.