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Meaning of quagmire

quag•mire

Pronunciation: (kwag'mīr", kwog'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.
  2. a situation from which extrication is very difficult: a quagmire of financial indebtedness.
  3. anything soft or flabby.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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