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English definition of “be bogged down”

be bogged down

phrasal verb with bog
 
 
/bɒɡ/ verb (present participle bogging, past tense and past participle bogged)
to become so involved in something that you cannot do anything else: Try not to get too bogged down in details.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of be bogged down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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