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Meaning of mire

mire

Pronunciation: (mīr), [key]
— n., v., mired, mir•ing.
—n.
  1. a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh.
  2. ground of this kind, as wet, slimy soil of some depth or deep mud.
—v.t.
  1. to plunge and fix in mire; cause to stick fast in mire.
  2. to involve; entangle.
  3. to soil with mire; bespatter with mire.
—v.i.
  1. to sink in mire or mud; stick.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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