bog down

verb
1. get stuck while doing something (Freq. 1)
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She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation

Syn: ↑bog
Hypernyms: ↑break, ↑break off, ↑discontinue, ↑stop
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. cause to get stuck as if in a mire
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The mud mired our cart

Syn: ↑mire
Derivationally related forms: ↑mire (for: ↑mire)
Verb Group: ↑grind to a halt, ↑get stuck, ↑mire
Cause: ↑grind to a halt, ↑get stuck, ↑mire
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

3. be unable to move further
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The car bogged down in the sand

Syn: ↑grind to a halt, ↑get stuck, ↑mire
Derivationally related forms: ↑mire (for: ↑mire)
Hypernyms: ↑stand still
Verb Group: ↑mire
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

4. cause to slow down or get stuck
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The vote would bog down the house

Syn: ↑bog
Hypernyms: ↑slow, ↑slow down, ↑slow up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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bog down [phrasal verb]
1 bog (something) down or bog down (something) : to cause (something) to sink in wet ground

The mud bogged down the car.

— usually used as (be) bogged down

The car got bogged down in the mud.

— often used figuratively

It's easy to get bogged down in details.

The extra demand can bog down the system.

2 : to become stuck in wet ground

The car bogged down in the mud.

— often used figuratively

The story bogs down after the second chapter.

The extra demand can cause the system to bog down.

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Main Entry:bog

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bog down — {v. phr.} To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. * /Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding./ * /Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bog down — {v. phr.} To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. * /Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding./ * /Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bog down — (someone/something) to cause someone or something to stop developing or moving forward. The film bogs down after a really great beginning. Etymology: based on the idea of being trapped in a bog (= area of soft, wet earth) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bog down — [v] stick; become stuck decelerate, delay, detain, halt, hang up, impede, retard, set back, sink, slacken, slow down, slow up, stall; concept 121 …   New thesaurus

  • bog down — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms bog down : present tense I/you/we/they bog down he/she/it bogs down present participle bogging down past tense bogged down past participle bogged down 1) be/get bogged down to be or become so… …   English dictionary

  • bog down — PHR V ERG If a plan or process bogs down or if something bogs it down, it is delayed and no progress is made. → See also bogged down [V n P] We intended from the very beginning to bog the prosecution down over who did this... [V P] The talks have …   English dictionary

  • bog\ down — v. phr. To be immobilized in mud, snow, etc.; slow down. Our research got bogged down for a lack of appropriate funding. Don t get bogged down in too much detail when you write an action story …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bog down — verb a) To become stuck (as if in a bog) and unable to progress. b) To cause to become stuck and unable to progress …   Wiktionary

  • bog down — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. mire, get stuck, sink, impede, slow, stall …   English dictionary for students

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