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mire

noun [C usually sing]  /mɑɪər/ us  
an area of deep, wet, sticky earth, or fig. any messy situation: The cart’s wheels sank in the red mire.

mire

verb [T]  /mɑɪər/ us  
to cause something to sink in deep, wet, sticky earth, or fig. to cause someone or an activity to become trapped in a difficult situation: fig. At the time the country was mired in the Great Depression.
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