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mire

noun uk   /maɪər/ us    /maɪr/

mire noun (WET EARTH)

[C usually singular] an area of deep, wet, sticky earth

mire noun (BAD SITUATION)

[S] literary an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape: We must not be drawn into the mire of civil war.
miry
adjective uk   /ˈmaɪə.ri/ us    /ˈmaɪ-/
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