bog down


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bog down

vb, bogs, bogging or bogged
(when: tr, often passive) to impede or be impeded physically or mentally
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bog down - get stuck while doing something; "She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation"
break off, discontinue, stop, break - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
2.bog down - cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
get stuck, grind to a halt, mire, bog down - be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
3.bog down - be unable to move furtherbog down - be unable to move further; "The car bogged down in the sand"
stand still - remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile; "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"
bog down, mire - cause to get stuck as if in a mire; "The mud mired our cart"
4.bog down - cause to slow down or get stuck; "The vote would bog down the house"
slow up, slow, slow down - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
Translations

w>bog down

vt sep to be bogged down (lit)stecken bleiben; (fig)stecken geblieben sein, sich festgefahren haben; (in details) → sich verzettelt haben; to get bogged down (lit)stecken bleiben; (fig also)sich festfahren; (in details) → sich verzetteln
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As new characters are introduced nearly two hours in and songs or plot-irrelevant speeches threaten to bog down the action, you start wishing for less melancholy and more zip.
His transformation is conflicted and confusing, causing the ballet, which unravels nicely during the first act, to bog down in detail after intermission.
You may want to warn readers to keep reading if they bog down on the Turtledove story, since it is first.