Adjective "bog" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An area of wet muddy ground that is too soft to support a heavy body.
  1. figurative 'a bog of legal complications'
  2. 'Because of the many small, semi-open bogs and areas of saplings, the forests are highly fragmented.'
  3. 'The main reason for the haste was the weather which could have broken at any time bringing all haulage work on the soft bog to an end.'
  4. 'Blanket bogs also cover huge areas in cold, wet temperate zones such as northern Scotland, coastal areas of Norway, and the tip of South America.'
  5. 'Lectures this year focus on stem cell research, homeopathy, wildlife in Australia, bodies found preserved in bogs and astronomy.'
  6. 'Ambitious schemes are also in the pipeline to replant some of the park's lost woodlands and also to restore large areas of grasslands, bogs and moorland.'
  7. 'The fine weather of August has brought (albeit a little later than usual) an influx of people from all areas to the bog.'
  8. 'Two counselors were walking back to camp from a cookout with their cabin through a bog area with open spans of water.'
  9. 'The disused railway line makes the bog and surrounding areas easily accessible from both ends.'
  10. 'This is particularly relevant to the placement of bodies in bogs or in settlements.'
  11. 'Swamps, bogs, and lowland areas in general are wonderful places to explore once the water has frozen and a good base of snow covers the ground.'
  12. 'They typically nest in sedge meadows, muskeg bogs, or coastal wetlands.'
  13. 'The terrain here is flat, and the poor drainage encourages the creation of wetlands and bogs.'
  14. 'A showy grass known as foxtail barley was common along the highway, while here and there we saw bogs dominated by black spruce and larch.'
The toilet.


    Be or become stuck in mud or wet ground.
    1. 'The seven-year-old, who won the Novices' Chase at Sandown in December, was bogged down in mud last time.'
    2. 'They unfortunately entered harsh and rugged Kurdistan just as winter was setting in, they tried to cross the mountains before the snows made them impassable but got bogged down halfway across.'
    3. 'The potential danger he faced was highlighted last night as police said an unnamed British tourist died after his car got bogged down in loose sand in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert.'
    4. 'Both these projects have been bogged down by constant delays.'
    5. 'The whole film is light and delicate, but is bogged down by its budget constraints and a script laden with endless dialogue and first-person narration.'
    6. 'We credit your spontaneous side; you tend to live in the moment, and you don't get bogged down by inhibitions like most women your age.'
    7. 'I've sort of promised myself that I'll have it finished by the end of the week and, unless I get bogged down in something that needs a bit of research, I reckon one more day will see the end of it.'
    8. 'All its talk of expansion will inevitably be bogged down in bureaucratic delay, and the building will itself cause disruption.'
    9. 'Time and time again they were bogged down by wasted opportunities.'
    10. 'The novel picks up momentum and becomes more affecting as it moves forward, leaving behind the early chapters that sometimes get bogged down with the family's past.'
    11. 'This has all the hallmarks of a Spielberg classic - it does not get bogged down in politics, science and strategy, but concentrates on big emotion and intimate drama with a well-written script.'
    12. 'Yet it is the absence of concrete, compelling details that allows these poems to get bogged down in their juvenile fascination with the verbal act as such.'
    13. 'Two attempts to move back to Chile were bogged down by unresolved custody issues over Matias.'
    Go away.
    1. 'When it comes to being impatient, it seems men are much worse that women and are only prepared to hang on for three minutes before bogging off somewhere else.'
    2. 'As for my bogging off, I can not oblige until such time as Melissa bars me.'
    3. 'This is because Bromley is more than six miles from Charing Cross, and once you are outside that line, a cabbie can tell you to bog off.'
    4. 'Now bog off and don't come back till you've got something worthwhile to show us.'
    5. 'She really drags him down, but he's too sweet to tell her to bog off like he wants to.'
    6. 'Bog off back to where you came from.'
    Start a task enthusiastically.

      More definitions

      1. wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.

      2. an area or stretch of such ground. verb (used with or without object), bogged, bogging.

      3. to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down): We were bogged down by overwork. Verb phrases

      4. bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "plants can be bog."


      (bog)Middle English: from Irish or Scottish Gaelic bogach, from bog ‘soft’.