boggy


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boggy

wet and spongy; containing bogs: a boggy field
Not to be confused with:
bogey – in golf, to score one stroke over par on a hole: He made a bogey on the last hole.
bogy – a hobgoblin; something that haunts, harasses, or frightens

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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, the study will focus on the upper reach of the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) between Boggy Bayou and the Main Turning Basin.
Council officials made the decision after inspecting the park, which has been victim of severe floods leaving the land boggy and many parts still submerged.
What ensued was a hugely fun but boggy ride, even if during my go as driver I somehow got our vehicle so stuck in the mud I almost blew the engine and missed lunch.
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In a statement issued here, the minister said Pakistan Railways would allocate separate boggy for women in the newly inaugurated train Rahman Baba Express from Peshawar to Karachi.
This had worsened, becoming a painful and boggy mass on the back of his head with focal alopecia.