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1. Land with a soft muddy surface.
2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.
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1. (Physical Geography) a soft wet area of land that gives way under the feet; bog
2. an awkward, complex, or embarrassing situation
[C16: from quag + mire]
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1. an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.
2. a situation from which extrication is very difficult.
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1. predicament, difficulty, quandary, pass, fix (informal), jam (informal), dilemma, pinch, plight, scrape (informal), muddle, pickle (informal), impasse, entanglement, imbroglio a political quagmire
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1. A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
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n → Sumpf m, → Morast m; (fig) (of vice etc) → Morast m; (= difficult situation) → Schlamassel m (inf); the paths were reduced to a quagmire → die Wege waren völlig aufgeweicht or matschig; he was bogged down in a quagmire of tiny details → er hatte sich in einem Wust von kleinen Einzelheiten festgebissen
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