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English definition of “quagmire”


noun [C]     /ˈkwɒɡ.maɪər/ US  /ˈkwæɡ.maɪr/
an area of soft , wet ground that you sink into if you try to walk on it: At the end of the match , the pitch was a real quagmire.Wetland a difficult and dangerous situation : Since the coup , the country has sunk deeper into a quagmire of violence and lawlessness .Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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