Meaning of “mire” in the English Dictionary

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mirenoun [ C usually sing ]

us /mɑɪər/

an area of deep, wet, sticky earth, or fig. any messy situation:

The cart’s wheels sank in the red mire.

mireverb [ T ]

us /mɑɪər/

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.

(Definition of “mire” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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