mire Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mire” in the English Dictionary

"mire" in British English

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uk   /maɪər/  us   /maɪr/

mire noun (WET EARTH)

[C usually singular] an ​area of ​deep, ​wet, ​stickyearth

mire noun (BAD SITUATION)

[S] literary an ​unpleasantsituation that is ​difficult to ​escape: We must not be ​drawn into the mire of ​civilwar.
adjective uk   /ˈmaɪə.ri/  us   /ˈmaɪ-/
(Definition of mire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mirenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /mɑɪər/
an ​area of ​deep, ​wet, ​stickyearth, or fig. any ​messysituation: The cart’s ​wheelssank in the ​red mire.

mireverb [T]

 us   /mɑɪər/
to ​cause something to ​sink in ​deep, ​wet, ​stickyearth, or fig. to ​cause someone or an ​activity to ​become trapped in a ​difficultsituation: fig. At the ​time the ​country was mired in the ​GreatDepression.
(Definition of mire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 泥沼, 泥潭, 沼泽…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泥沼, 泥潭, 沼澤…
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